Assia Djebar (1936 - 2015):
Friday, February 5, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Assia Djebar changed the world of Algerian letters: she was and remains one of the finest writers in French to emerge from the tumult of decolonization. And she never stopped fighting with her pen for a better situation for women, for intellectuals, and for artists. Her work breaks boundaries of all sorts and combines lively historical erudition with tremendous lyrical force. She brought excitement and joy to her students and colleagues at NYU.
- CECILE BISHOP, NYU
- TOM BISHOP, NYU
- ANNIE BRANCKY, Vassar College
- MARJOLIJN de JAGER, Translator
- HAFID GAFAITI, University of New Mexico
- HENRIETTE GOLDWYN, NYU
- JUDITH MILLER, NYU
- DAN SIMON, Seven Stories Press
- BRIGITTE WELTMAN-ARON, University of Florida
- CLARISSE ZIMRA, Southern Illinois University
- NYU graduate students PIERRE ANDRÉ, SUZY CATER,
GABRIELLA LINDSAY, KALIANE UNG, and RACHEL WATSON
from left: Cécile Bishop, Hafid Gafaïti, Brigitte Weltman-Aron, Clarisse Zimra, Judith Miller