Celebrating Jawdat Fakhreddine’s “The Sky That Denied Me”

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fergie’s Pub 1214 Sansom Street (second floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

 Jawdat Fakhreddine belongs to the second generation of Arab modernists. In Lebanon, he is sometimes included under the label “Poets of the South” (shu‘arā al-janūb) which circulated in the late 1970s and early 1980sThe Sky That Denied Me, includes poetry about familial love, displacement, memory, and grief.

Huda J. Fakhreddine is Assistant Professor of Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Metapoesis in the Arabic Tradition and Zaman Saghir taht shams thaniya (A Small Time under a Different Sun). Her translations of modern Arabic poems have appeared in Nimrod, ArabLit Quarterly and Middle Eastern Literatures.  Roger Allen was the Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. Among his studies on Arabic literature are: The Arabic Novel: an historical and critical introduction, and The Arabic Literary Heritage.

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Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture
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North America
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American (United States)