Barnard in London: A Talk by Professor Hisham Matar

  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street London, England, W1S 4BS United Kingdom

Join Barnard alumnae in London for a talk by author and Barnard professor Hisham Matar about his award-winning new book, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between. The New York Times wrote: “It seems unfair to call Hisham Matar’s extraordinary new book a memoir, since it is so many other things besides: a reflection on exile and the consolations of art, an analysis of authoritarianism, a family history, a portrait of a country in the throes of revolution, and an impassioned work of mourning.”  The lecture will take the audience across disciplines and delve into key questions of hope, art, history, and politics. The evening will begin with a reception at 6pm with the lecture portion to commence at 6:30pm.  Book signing to follow the presentation.  Cost is $10 USD per person and includes light refreshments.  

Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Reception at 6pm, Lecture at 6:30pm)

Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

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Please contact Elissa Verrilli ’11, Manager of Regional and International Engagement, asap at everrilli@barnard.edu to register.