Palestinian Israeli Writer, Creator of TV Comedy 'Arab Labor,' to speak at SF State

Friday, October 04, 2019

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Acclaimed writer Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, will speak at San Francisco State University this month in a talk sponsored by the school’s Department of Jewish Studies, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University and the Israel Institute. It will be Kashua’s first time on the SFSU campus.

Born in Tira (about 18 miles north of Tel Aviv) and educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Kashua often writes in the Hebrew language. His novels Dancing Arabs (2002), Let It B Morning (2006) and Second Person Singular (2010) have won numerous international prizes and have been translated into several languages.

Kashua will read short excerpts from his work, followed by a conversation with Vered Weiss, an Israel Institute teaching fellow in Jewish Studies at SFSU. The event on Tuesday, October 15, will begin at 4 p.m. in SFSU’s Humanities Building, room 587. A reception will follow.