The Syrian Disaster: Why it Began; How Will it End?: A reading and discussion with Nihad Sirees
Nihad Sirees, an exiled Syrian writer, is a native of Aleppo. The distinguished author of many novels and plays, he has been branded as a traitor and opponent of the Syrian government, and his work is banned from publication. He left Syria in 2012 under surveillance by the Syrian authorities, and following the arrest of his son for political reasons. This year, Nihad Sirees is the recipient of Brown’s International Writers Project, a Visiting Fellowship for writers under threat.
Reception to follow. This event is free & open to the public.
Hosted by Amnesty International Local Group 49
Event time: 3:30 PM