Life Lines: March 7, 2001

March 7, 2001
Left to Right (top): Emma Sepúlveda, Mahnaz Afkhami, Azar Nafisi
Left to Right (bottom): Abena Busia, Leila Ahmed

Washington DC

WLP in Collaboration with: The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress

Participants: Leila Ahmed (Egypt), Abena Busia (Ghana), Emma Sepúlveda (Argentina), and Goli Taraghi (Iran)

WATCH the video archive of the event cybercast by The Library of Congress

PHOTOS of the event. 

Leila Ahmed, professor of Women's Studies in Religion at Harvard Divinity School, is the author of the widely acclaimed book, A Border Passage: From Cairo to America - A Woman's Journey. Formerly she was the director of both the women's studies and Near Eastern studies programs at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Among her publications analyzing Arab feminism is Women and Gender in Islam: The Historical Roots of a Modern Debate.
WATCH the video archive. Length: 18.24 min

Abena Busia, Ghanaian poet and author, is a professor of English at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. from Oxford University, where she also taught and lectured extensively. She has focused her research and teaching primarily on African American studies and African diaspora literature. Among her publications are Theorizing Black Feminisms and Testimonies in Exile.
WATCH the video archive. Length: 40.50 min

Emma Sepúlveda, born in Argentina and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous books of poetry, non-fiction, literary criticism and photography. She has worked with women's human rights groups in Chile for two decades and is the president and founder of Latinos for Political Education, a non-profit organization devoted to the empowerment of the Latino community through political education. Currently, Dr. Sepúlveda is a professor at the University of Nevada in Reno and a columnist for the Reno Gazette Journal on Latino issues.
WATCH the video archive. Length: 44.55 min

Goli Taraghi is an Iranian prize-winning short story writer and novelist. Among her most well-known publications are Elsewhere, I too am Che Guevara, The Great Lady of My Soul, Winter Sleep, and The Servant. She wrote the scripts for two major Iranian films, Pear Tree and Bita. Many of her works have been translated from Persian to French and English.
WATCH the video archive read by Azar Nafisi.  Length: 24.22 min


Lifelines: March 7, 2001- Speakers
Left to Right (top): Emma Sepúlveda, Mahnaz Afkhami, Azar Nafisi
Left to Right (bottom): Abena Busia, Leila Ahmed 
Lifelines: March 7, 2001-Audience




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