Creation and Censorship: The New Wave of Contemporary Iraqi Writers

Event details

Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Hatcher Gallery Event Space, Hatcher Library North

Event typeLecture/Discussion

Join us for a talk by U-M instructor, novelist, and literary critic Dr. Wijdan Alsayegh discussing the challenges Iraqi writers face in authentically expressing themselves under censorship, both material and self-imposed, and the difficulty of promoting their work to the global literary community through translation. Tom Zimmerman of Washtenaw Community College will also join the discussion and moderate. The event will feature readings of Iraqi poetry and a display of collection material by Iraqi women writers.

Organized in partnership with the Iraqi American Union at the University of Michigan.


Library contact

Evyn Kropf ·

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