Talk: Dancing with the Enemy

February 1, 2010 · Posted in Event · 14 Comments 
February 9, 2010
7:30 pm

St Catherine’s College, Rushmore Room
Tuesday 9th February, 7.30pm

(Organised by CU Shirley Society)

Samir El-Youssef is a Palestinan writer and critic. Next week he comes to Cambridge to deliver a talk entitled: ‘Dancing with the Enemy: Fiction and the Palestine/Israel Political Landscape’

Samir was born in Rashidia, a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, where he lived until he was ten, before moving to Sidon.

His father father is a Sunni and his mother is from the only Shi’ite Palestinian family.

He writes in both Arabic and English. In 2004, he co-authored ‘Gaza Blues: Different Stories’ with Israeli author Etgar Keret. Since then he has written two novels in English: ‘The Illusion of Return’ (2007) and ‘A Treaty of Love’ (2008)