Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – March 23, 2005

Join Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which we will first hear the second part of our interview with Algerian-born Marnia Lazreg, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of the ground breaking book “The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question”. Marnia Lazreg is currently working on a forthcoming book titled Twilight of Empire: Torture, Memory and Identity, from Algiers to Baghdad. We’ll talk to professor Lazreg about the condition of women in Algeria since that country’s independence in 1962. Later in the program, we will have a feature on Nowruz, the spring equinox as celebrated by Iranians, Afghans, Kurds, Azerbaijanis, people in Central Asia as well as Parsi communities living in the Indian sub-continent. Tonight, we are also offering a pair of free tickets for the Friends of Deir Ibzi’a 3rd annual benefit concert featuring the Georges Lammam Ensemble, which will perform classical and popular Arabic music on Saturday, March 26th at 8pm at the La Pena Cultural Center.

The Middle Eastern and North African Perspectives (MENAP) produces the Voices of the Middle East and North Africa every other Wednesday at 7 PM. To contact us, please call 510-848-6767 ext. 632, or send us an e-mail to [email protected]. For more information on our program, please visit our web site at www.menap.org.

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