Readings from 'Quiet Orient Riot'

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  Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  4 - 5:30 p.m.
  340 Stephens Hall
  Dr. Nathalie Khankan, UCB Middle Eastern Cultures and Languages

Quiet Orient Riot explores the tendons of motherhood, its many mutinies and munificences. Describing a journey to conceive a Palestinian child using Israeli assisted reproductive technology, these intimate poems probe the paradoxes and politics of birth regimes and the (un)easiness of women's bodies as national vessels.

Nathalie Khankan, PhD is the author of QUIET ORIENT RIOT (Omnidawn), winner of the 2021 California Book Award in Poetry. She was the founding director of The Danish House in Palestine and is now a continuing lecturer in Arabic in the Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Department at University of California, Berkeley.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
340 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA  94720-2314



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