The Madison Literary Society presents a night of poetry with Faleeha Hassan
Blackwood, NJ – On November 20 at 6:30 p.m. MAD LIT (the Madison Literary Society of Camden County College) will host An Evening of Poetry and Memory with Faleeha Hassan in Civic Hall on the Blackwood Campus.
Faleeha Hassan, known to most in this country as “The Maya Angelou of Iraq”, emigrated from Iraq to the U.S. in 2012 after having fled Iraq for Turkey when her writings landed her name on a “death list.”
Now living quietly with her two children in her adopted home of Washington Township (Gloucester County), the woman who once claimed she could not speak of peace because she had never experienced it, appreciates her newfound suburban tranquility more than her neighbors could ever guess.
MAD LIT advisor and CCC Professor of English Keith O’Shaughnessy states, “We consider ourselves very privileged to welcome someone so widely known and highly regarded a talent to the College. Her work has been celebrated the world over for its vivid testaments both to strife in her native Iraq and the challenges of immigrant life in our own land. Better still, she recites it with an almost mystical grace, force, and poise.”
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the reading and discussion to follow. This event is free to the public.