Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Price: 190/80 (student)
Freedom and literature in the Middle East
With the slogan “Women, Life, Freedom” the people are creating a new society in Iran, a society where women are not treated as second-class citizens. What role can different forms of literature like poetry, journalism or books play in manifesting change? And will this inspire women in other Middle Eastern countries to take up the fight for more freedom?
Mai Al-Nakib is an author and cultural politics researcher from Kuwait, Ece Temelkuran is a political commentator and author from Turkey, Asieh Amini is a poet and journalist from Iran, living in Norway. These three will be in conversation with literary scholar at UiB Kari Jegerstedt about women’s lives and literature in the Middle East.