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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

February 11, 2016
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On March 5, 2007, Al-Mutanabbi Street, the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community, became the target of a suicide bombing.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a literary project commemorating the book-selling district, addressing issues of attacks on shared cultural spaces and censorship, and standing in solidarity with the Iraqi people and their cultural communities.

Readings* will include contemporary literature from Iraqi novelists such as Inaam Kachachi, Sinan Antoon and Betool Khedairi, classical and modern Arabic poetry, and an author reading by SFU graduate Dima Yassine.

There will also be a screening of a short report about Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal's project to restock and rebuild the University of Baghdad's Fine Arts Library after the devastation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The full schedule will be updated on the Facebook Event page soon. 

When: March 5, 2016, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Where: Harbour Centre (SFU Vancouver), Room 7000

*All readings in Arabic will be followed with English translations.

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