EDWARD W. SAID DAYS 2019
LECTURE: ADANIA SHIBLI
Moving to other languages and between them opens up a landscape in which intimacy and multiplicities overshadow oppositions, and where the audible does not negate the silent. Adania Shibli’s talk Counterpoints in the Adorable wanders around such landscapes, occasionally stopping to inspect audible encounters, silent acts of reading and writing literature, and their intersections.
PODCAST: ABOUT THE LECTURE
ABOUT ADANIA SHIBLI
Born in Palestine in 1974, Adania Shibli writes novels, plays, short stories, and essays that have been published in various anthologies, art books, literary, and cultural magazines in several languages. She has been awarded with the A. M. Quattan Foundation’s Young Writers’ Award both for her novel Masaas from 2001 (published in English as Touch in 2010) and for Kulluna Ba’id bethat al Miqdar aan el-Hub from 2003 (translated as We Are All Equally Far from Love in 2012). Her latest novel, Tafsil Thanawi, dates from 2017. Adania Shibli also published an art book exploring contemporary visual art from Palestine and edited the essay collection A Journey of Ideas Across: In Dialog with Edward Said. Since 2013 she has been visiting professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University, Palestine.
- Touch (Clockroot Books, 2010)
- We Are All Equally Far from Love (Clockroot Books, 2012)
- Recalling Edward Said's Thought Today, (Qantara, 2013)