Filial Translation: Poetry Reading in Arabic and English

Artwork: Contractions in the Homeland, 2010 by Tunisian American Artist Rajaa Gharbi

Arts Politics M.A. Candidate (’18) Ikram Lakhdhar invites you to an evening of poetry reading and conversation with her mother, Tunisian Poet, Sondes Baccar. For her independent study, Lakhdhar translated excerpts from Baccar’s poetry from Arabic to English for the first time and will share moments of intimacy and discovery during the process. This filial exchange is an exploration of the role of translation to transcend cultural and linguistic borders. The event will include an introduction by Kathy Engel, Poet and Chair of Department, Art & Public Policy, NYU Tisch School of the Art.

The event will take place on Monday, May 14th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. 

The event will be followed by a reception with Middle Eastern music and food.