The Department of English Language and Literature Speaker’s Series presents a talk and reading by Dunya Mikhail, Iraqi-American author of The Iraqi Nights (New Directions, 2014); The War Works Hard (New Directions, 2005), shortlisted for the Griffin Prize and named one of “Twenty-Five Books to Remember from 2005” by the New York Public Library; and Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (New Directions, 2009) which won the 2010 Arab American Book Award. Her donors also include the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing (2001) and the Kresge Artist Fellowship (2013).
Dunya Mikhail will relate true stories of heroism, liberation, and sometimes failure, told to her by Abdullah, a bee keeper, forced into the profession of saving captive women from Da’esh (ISIS).
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