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We Wrote in Symbols: Reclaiming, Restoring, and Representing Arab Women Narratives

January 18, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

We Wrote in Symbols masterfully celebrates the works of 75 female writers of Arab heritage who articulate love and lust with artistry and skill. This unique anthology includes short stories, novel excerpts, and poetry from the classical period to the modern day. As an edited collection centered on the topics of desire, agency, and gender, We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers is considered ground-breaking and one of the first of its kind.

Panelists Selma Dabbagh, Lynn Gaspard, and M Lynx Qualey will discuss their different perspectives and contributions in the literary sphere, with special reference to their involvement with We Wrote in Symbols. They will also share their thoughts on how Arab women’s creative voices can be nourished and strengthened by reshaping a tradition of literature not often spotlighted.