How Love is Revolution: Rana Haddad’s novel The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor

29 June '20 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

An event run by author and journalist Rana Haddad

Rana Haddad’s unusual first novel about love and breaking the rules is not only an entertaining social and political satire but also a dazzling love story set in 1970s-90s Syria during the reign of Hafez Al-Assad, told from the point of view of Dunya Noor, a curly haired anti-establishment figure who does all the things a girl like her is not supposed to do! Haddad will read from her novel and a discussion will follow about how and why love is the most underrated form of resistance in a rigid authoritarian social and political system.

Part of the Scheherazade season of Arabic cultural events produced by SOAS and Islington Libraries.

Venue

N4 Library

26 Blackstock Road, N4 2DW

Organiser

Islington Libraries

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