September 26, 2019, 6:00pm
Bitter English, Book Talk, Ahmad Almallah in conversation with Esraa Al-Shammari
Presenter: Dr. Ahmad Almallah, Lecturer of Arabic and Arabic Literature, University of Pennsylvania
Participants: Esraa Al-Shammari, PhD candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Through finely crafted poems Ahmad Almallah replicates his own verbal and cultural experience of existing between languages and socities. There is a sense of displacement to these poems as Almallah recounts the amusing, sad, and perilous moments of day-to-day living in exile. 

Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Book Center