The Afro-Middle Centre invites you to a seminar entitled, "Ending Israeli Apartheid: a One-State Solution" on Saturday 8 February 2010, at 3pm in the AMEC seminar room, by Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles and acclaimed author of "Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation" - hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as "a compelling account of the lives of ordinary Palestinians suffering under occupation--and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice."
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2010
Venue: AMEC seminar room, 38 Louw Geldenhuys Drive, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
Turn into Ingalele Street off Barry Hertzog Avenue (at Mosque)
Follow Ingalele down approx. 150 meteres to a 4 way stop in direction of Emmarentia dam/park (this is where Louw Geldenhuys, Ingalele and Vaal streets meet.)
From 4 way stop, canoe club carpark on diagonal left, AMEC (burnt yellow corner house) on diagonal right
Saree Makdisi is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of Romantic Imperialism (Cambridge University Press, 1998), William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s (University of Chicago Press, 2003), and, most recently, Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation (WW Norton, 2008), which was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as "a compelling account of the lives of ordinary Palestinians suffering under occupation--and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice."
Professor Makdisi's scholarship focuses on the culture of modernity and empire in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain and on the consequences and afterlives of modernity and empire in the contemporary Arab world, especially Lebanon and Palestine, about which he has published extensively in scholarly books as well as in academic journals such as Critical Inquiry. In the spirit of speaking not only to a relatively narrow circle of scholars sharing a common expertise but to a broader public as well, he has written, in addition to Palestine Inside Out, a number of articles on contemporary events which have appeared in, among others, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The London Review of Books and the Beirut newspaper al-akhbar.
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