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2011 Brooklyn Book Festival - "Arab Spring and the Seasons Ahead"

Sinan Antoon; Yasmine El Rashidi; Lucette Lagnado; Hisham Matar

About the Program

From the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival, a panel entitled "Arab Spring and the Seaons Ahead."  The panelists include, Hisham Matar, Anatomy of a Disapperance, Yasmine El Rashidi, The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution, Lucette Lagnado, The Arragont Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn, and Sinan Antoon, The Baghdad Blues: Poems.  The panel is moderated by Adam Schatz, contributing edtior at the London Review of Books and takes place at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. 

About the Authors

Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar is the author of  the novel In the Country of Men, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book award for Europe and South Asia and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  He is an associate professor at Barnard College. 


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Yasmine El Rashidi

Yasmine El Rashidi is a former Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The Chronicle for Higher Education and The Washington Post.


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Lucette Lagnado

Lucette Lagnado is the author of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World.  She is an investigative reporter and senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal


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Sinan Antoon

Sinan Antoon teaches Arabic literature and culture at New York University. 


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2011 Brooklyn Book Festival - "Arab Spring and the Seasons Ahead"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, November 5th at 11pm (ET)
  • Saturday, November 5th at 1pm (ET)
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