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Book Launch and Signing: Displacement

March 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Readers Bookshop (7th Circle) will be launching Writing Displacement: a 2016 book in post-colonial studies, cultural theory, and world literatures, which investigates the politics of home and identity. A discussion of the book, and author Akram Al Deek’s personal experience of writing and displacement will be followed by a short reading and a brief signing session.

The book mainly asks the following questions, using contemporary fiction as a lense:

What is displacement? What is the difference between exile, traveling and, say, expatriation? How can displacement be melancholic and/or celebratory? How thin is the line between nationalism and racism? How imaginary are our homelands? Are we nomads and belong no-where? Or do we always have central gravitation now-here? How does memory and nostalgia intensify our exilic displacement? How much of the past is shadow? And how much of the now is present?

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Date:
March 11, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Readers Bookshop
Phone:
(06) 582 8488
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Website:
http://www.thegroup.jo/readers

Venue

Readers Bookshop
Cozmo, 7th Circle, Amman, Jordan
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Phone:
(06) 582 8488
Website:
http://www.thegroup.jo/readers

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