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Palestinian-Israeli writer and creator of the television series “Arab Labor,” Sayed Kashua to give talk on March 31, 2014

The Department of Religion and the Program in Jewish Studies present the Frederick C. Wood lecture, “Arab Labor: An Evening with Sayed Kashua,” on Monday, March 31 at 5:30 pm. This event will be held in Rockefeller Hall, room 300, and is free and open to the public. This lecture is held in honor of Tova Weitzman, senior lecturer in religion.

Sayed Kashua is a Palestinian-Israeli writer and novelist, and the creator of the hit Israeli television series "Arab Labor" (Avoda Aravit), now in its fourth season.  With razor-sharp wit, irony and humor, Kashua offers a fresh and poignant perspective on the experience of Palestinians living in Israel––caught between two worlds.  This event will feature the screening of one episode of "Arab Labor” followed by a talk with the author.

Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs , Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular, winner of the Bernstein Prize. Kashua also writers a satirical weekly column in Hebrew for the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz.  In 2004 Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in Literature. He is also the subject of the documentary Forever Scared.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, February 27, 2014