Seriously Satirical: Sayed Kashua In Conversation with NPR's Bilal Qureshi Monday, March 4, 7:30 pm $18; $15 Member/Student with ID/Senior
Israeli Arab writer Sayed Kashua is the creator of the hit Israeli TV show Arab Labor. His weekly satirical column in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel. We’ll watch an episode from the newly released Season 3 of Arab Labor and talk to Sayed Kashua about the challenges—and opportunities—of being caught between two worlds.
Sayed Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular, winner of the Berstein Prize. In 2004 Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in Literature. He is also the subject of the documentary "Forever Scared."
Bilal Qureshi is a producer and occasional reporter for NPR's flagship news magazine All Things Considered. He has covered culture for NPR domestically and from Germany, Egypt and Pakistan and remains most interested in the intersection of politics and identity. Qureshi is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Columbia University School of Journalism.
Praise for Second Person Singular:
"A provocative and memorable novel… Mr. Kashua's pacy narrative keeps the story moving to a clever and blackly humorous climax." —The Economist