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10 Mar
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Mar 10, 2016 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Distinguished Faculty Lecture with Sayed Kashua

Cultural Criticism through Humor

Novelist, columnist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua is renowned for using his humorous, tongue-in-cheek style to address the issues faced by Arabs in Israel. With dry wit, precise metaphor, and seemingly innocent subjects, he sheds light on the complex, sometimes despairingly painful, reality of life in modern Israel.

Sayed Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let It Be Morning, and Second Person Singular, which won the 2011 Bernstein Prize. In 2004, Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in Literature. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV shows Arab Labor and The Screenwriter. In the satirical weekly column for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Kashua writes in Hebrew and addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel who are caught between two worlds. In 2009, he was the subject of the documentary Sayed Kashua: Forever Scared.