Brasiliban is happy to bring to you a lecture about “How Brazilian literature depicts the Arab diaspora” on Wednesday, April 7 at 7PM. Our speaker will be professor Muna Omran, one of Brazil’s leading experts in the crossings between Brazilian and Arab literature. Prof. Muna, herself part of the Lebanese diaspora, has observed how Arab characters appear in some important Brazilian novels.
“Grabriela, clove and cinnamon” – a book by Jorge Amado translated into English, French and Arabic, as well as taken to the movies – has Nacib as one of its main characters. Milton Hatoum, an author of Lebanese descent, has taken his own family to books such as “Two Brothers”, also translated into English, French and Arabic, and adapted into a TV series. This is just a sample of what we can discover.