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

27 January '21 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 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.



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