Talk: Dancing with the Enemy
|February 9, 2010|
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)