Scholar-Led Book Discussion: Once in a Promised Land

Scholar-Led Book Discussion: Once in a Promised Land
Date/time: 
Sep 11 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Quiet Room

Sarah Islam of the Near East Studies Department of Princeton University leads a discussion of “Once in a Promised Land,” Laila Halaby’s novel chronicling the disintegration of a Jordanian couple’s marriage in the turbulent days after 9/11. Part of the Fertile Crescent series, a regional showcase of exhibitions, symposia, lectures, film screenings, musical and literary events by contemporary Middle East women artists, scholars, filmmakers, composers, performers, and writers.

Quiet Room

“The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society” is a partnership of the library, Rutgers University, Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, The College of New Jersey, the Arts Council of Princeton, New Brunswick and East Brunswick public libraries;  the West Windsor Arts Council and the Regal Theatre. The series has been made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts grant number 10-4100-7033; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust; the Artis Foundation and the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York, both of which helped fund the participation of the five Israeli artists; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany; and the Harris Finch Foundation. Several programs were made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Program partners and co-sponsoring departments, including the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs also contributed to the funding as did Basem and Muna Hishmeh, along with other individuals.