Biographer Adina Hoffman will read from My Happiness Bears no Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, her new biography of Taha Muhammad Ali, a poet and Palestinian citizen of Israel.
Hoffman is a Wesleyan alumna and also a Jewish Studies Visiting Professor. Her essays and works of criticism have appeared in many newspapers and journals including The Nation and the Times Literary Supplement. Her first book, House of Mirrors, was praised for its intimate and novel-like portrayal of a little known Jerusalem neighborhood. A reception will follow the reading and discussion.
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 8 PM
Place: McKelvey Room, Admissions Office (Stuart M. Reid House)