Monday, October 1, 2012

PAST: AUTHOR TALK: Najla Said talks about her new book "Looking for Palestine" - a memoir from the daughter of Edward Said about growing up Arab American - at Busboys and Poets 14th & V on TUES, Oct 1st from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Free

Tuesday, October 1st
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Najla Said to discuss and sign her new book, Looking for Palestine. A frank and entertaining memoir, from the daughter of Edward Said, about growing up second-generation Arab American and struggling with that identity.

"The daughter of a prominent Palestinian father and a sophisticated Lebanese mother, Najla Said grew up in New York City, confused and conflicted about her cultural background and identity. Said knew that her parents identified deeply with their homelands, but growing up in a Manhattan world that was defined largely by class and conformity, she felt unsure about who she was supposed to be, and was often in denial of the differences she sensed between her family and those around her. The fact that her father was the famous intellectual and outspoken Palestinian advocate Edward Said only made things more complicated..." (read more

About the Author: Najla Said has performed off Broadway, regionally and internationally, as well as in film and television. In April 2010, Said completed a nine-week sold-out off Broadway run of her solo show, Palestine, which features some of the material in this book. She is a frequent speaker and performer at schools across the country, and lives in New York City.

14th & V St NW
Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus, McPherson-Woodley route, right to 14th & U 

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