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Voices of the Middle East and North Africa - March 9, 2005

Join co-hosts Malihe and khalil in a regionally diverse commemoration of March 8th, International Women’s Day. First, we’ll visit North Africa in an interview with Marnia Lazreg, Algerian-born Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question. Professor Lazreg is currently working on an upcoming book entitled Twilight of Empire: Torture, Memory and Identity, from Algiers to Baghdad. On tonight’s program, we will hear the first part of this two-part series in which, Marnia Lazreg will discuss the struggles and resistance of women in Algeria during the French colonial rule. She will also talk about how a perpetual orientalist representation of women in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa has been used to further the U.S. colonial policies in the region. Later in the program, we will feature the works of some of the women poets in the region when poetry of Iranian Forough Farokhzad, Kuwaiti Suad Al-Mubarak Al-sabah, Palestinian-American Lisa Suhair Majaj, and Syrian-American Mohja Kahf is read by Ninva Bitmansour, Dr. Zeina Zaatari, and Nadine Ghammache.

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 an e-mail to For more information on our program, please visit our web site at

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