Sunday, February 10, 2008

Susan Abulhawa among Three Artists to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Evelyn Abdalah Menconi

Evelyn Abdalah Menconi
Memorial Cultural Series
The William G. Abdalah Library, The American-Arab Media Foundation, and Tawassul

Remembrance, Images, & Musical Resonance
The Palestinian Narrative ♦ Muslim Women and the Veil ♦ Qanun Expressions

In Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba and the Armenian Genocide

Thursday, April 24th, 2008
Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall
Reception: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Lobby, Rabb Lecture Hall
Program: 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Susan Abulhawa is the author of the novel, The Scar of David, which portrays the Palestinian narrative from the Nakba to the present. She will discuss and read from her novel.

Rania Matar is a documentary photographer. She will present and elucidate her photographic series on Muslim Women and the Veil: Modesty, Fashion, Devotion, or Statement.

Jamal Sinno is a master qanunist. He will play traditional musical selections throughout the program.

The Series honors the legacy of the late Dr. Evelyn Abdalah Menconi, known for introducing Arab cultural traditions to the public and highlighting achievements of gifted Arab-Americans.

For library information and directions, go to or call 617.536.5400.
Open to the public - Wheelchair accessible - Assistive listening devices are available. To request a sign language interpreter or for help with other special needs, call 617.536.5400 x2295 or 617.536.7855 (TTY) at least two weeks before the program.

For program information, please call 781-648-1245.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just hope for her mental equilibrium that Suzan doesn't trust what she writes !!