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MIDDLE EAST: Fay Afaf Kanafani



We have often had occasion to mention WAISer Fay Afaf Kanafani and her memoirs. We congratulate her warmly on the announcement below. She will take part in our conference, notably in the opening session, which will focus largely in the Middle East. Another WAISer, Edith Coliver, was honored some years ago in similar fashion. Since I was at Berkeley, affiliated with International House from 1937 to 1939, I am acutely aware of the passage of time.

THE ROLE OF ARAB WOMEN IN THE CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL
Fay Afaf Kanafani

Date: March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Place: International House 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley at Home Room

Afaf Kanafani is the author of "Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman". In this candid autobiography, she reflects on her childhood in Beirut in the 1920s, life in Palestine, and the wars of Palestine and Lebanon. Committed to peace in the Middle East, she is an alumna of I-House from 1955. University of California at Berkeley, International House has chosen Mrs. Kanafani to celebrate her contributions as woman of the year.

Ronald Hilton - 3/2/01


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