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Bachtyar Ali and Kareem Abdulrahman at University of Toronto

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University of Toronto, St-George’s campus; BF200B, Bancroft Building (4 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto)


Bachtyar Ali & Kareem Abdulrahman are joined by Firat Bozçali & Jeannie Miller in a conversation that will probe questions such as: Where do the politics of publishing and those of the Middle East collide? Is literary translation a means to put the Kurds, the largest minority group without their own nation state, on the world’s cultural map? What unique challenges do translators of Kurdish texts face?

Fırat Bozçali focus on smuggling economies, human rights advocacy, and Kurdish politics in Turkey.

Jeannie Miller is an Associate Professor of medieval Arabic literature in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations.

This is a hybrid event, both in person and online. To Register for Zoom, visit the online registration link. 

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