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Adania Shibli: Growing Up In Palestine

Adania Shibli grew up in Palestine which became a source of inspiration for her writing. 

On the second part of today's Central Standard the author joins Jabulani Leffall to talk about her youth on the West Bank and her thoughts on current events in the Middle East.

Hear more: Adania Shibli will read from her current works at the Kansas City Artists Coalition Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m.  More information is available here.

Adania Shibli, born in Palestine in 1974, has twice been awarded the Young Writer's Award-Palestine by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, for her novels Masaas (Touching, al-Adab: 2002) and Kullana Ba'eed Bethat al Miqdar 'an al Hub (We are All Equally Far from Love, al-Adab 2004), both forthcoming from Clockroot.  Shibli is currently finishing her Ph.D. in media and cultural studies at the University of East London, and works as a lecturer at the University of Nottingham's School of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.

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