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The Afro-Asian Anti-Colonial Movement and its Writers with Anaheed Al-Hardan and Tariq Mehmood Ali - American University Beirut

Feb 23, 2021 | 05:00 PM s.t. - 06:30 PM
The Afro-Asian Anti-Colonial Movement and its Writers

The Afro-Asian Anti-Colonial Movement and its Writers

Anaheed Al-Hardan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at AUB. Her research is concerned with coloniality and resistance in relation to counter-memory, decolonial knowledge, and south-south thought in the Arab World. A full list of her publications can be found here. She is the author of the award-winning Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities (Columbia University Press, 2016), joint winner of the 2016 Academic Book Award at the London Palestine Book Awards. Her current book project examines Arab decolonial theory within the context of south-south philosophies of liberation and decolonization. She is a Principal Investigator on Afro-Asian Futures Past.

Tariq Mehmood Ali is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at AUB and an award-winning novelist and filmmaker who writes under his pen-name Tariq Mehmood. Among his six novels are his first Hand On The Sun (Penguin, London: 1983) and his latest You're Not Here (Daraja, Montreal: 2018). A full list of his publications can be found here. Ali has been instrumental in initiating and enhancing the Lotus archive at AUB in cooperation with both the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and the Archives and Special Collection at the University Libraries which located and purchased the archive. He is a Principal Investigator on Afro-Asian Futures Past.

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Feb 23, 2021 | 05:00 PM s.t. - 06:30 PM


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