Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – January 25, 2006

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Tonight, as part of KPFA’s winter fund drive, we will hear UC History Professor Beshara Doumani in conversation with Suad Amiry, the author of Sharon and My Mother-in-Law. Irreverent, darkly funny, unexpected, and very unlike any other writing on Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law describes Palestinian architect Suad Amiry’s experience of living daily life in the West Bank town of Ramallah. With a wickedly sharp ear for dialogue and a keen eye for the most telling details, Amiry gives us an original, ironic, and firsthand glimpse into the absurdity-and agony-of life in the Occupied Territories. To read an excerpt, visit
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During the program, we will also listen to selections from the CD Mesk Elil or Honeysuckle by Suad Massi, an internationally known Algerian singer/songwriter now living in France. Her third international release, Honeysuckle, merges both north and West African Grooves with Cape Verdean Morna.