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Great Literature Discussion: Year of the Elephant by Leila Abouzeid
October 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary works will be discussed based on what can be found in the text in order to enrich each other’s interpretation of the novel/novella. All are welcome to join and any edition or translation of the book under discussion can be used. Read the work in advance and be prepared to discuss the aspects of interest to you by referring to specific related text and reading it to the group. Moderated by Ethical NYC member Gunther Tielemans. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
Leila Abouzeid is a pioneer among Moroccan women writers. The subtitle of this very short novel is “A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Towards Independence” and in 1989 was the first novel by a Moroccan woman to be translated from Arabic into English.
It has become popular with readers for the unique picture it provides of Moroccan life and North African Islamic culture.
For access information, please contact Gunther.