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New Eyes on the Arab World—Breaking Down Barriers of Fear and Prejudice

Where: The New York Public Library, 42nd Street, New York, NY

New Eyes on the Arab World—Breaking Down Barriers of Fear and Prejudice
Sponsored by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, in cooperation with the Center for Literary Translation at Columbia University and ArteEast.

Peter Theroux, Raja Alem, Tom McDonough, Muhammed Al Mur & Joe Sacco with Sulaiman Al Hattlan, moderator

Five writers, Arab and American, who have taken innovative approaches to portraying the Arab World to an American audience discuss the challenges they have faced and the successes they have achieved in breaking down the barriers of fear and prejudice through their work. Whether through travelogue, memoir, graphic novel, children’s literature or translation, these writers have widened the lens and sharpened the focus of American readers’ view, setting a new precedent for sensitivity, creativity and insight in literature about the Arab World.

Sponsored by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation



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