Con­sider the story of Pales­tine and its peo­ple

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This week, writer, poet and ac­tivist, Is­mail Kha­lidi and Rashid Kha­lidi, the Ed­ward Said pro­fes­sor of mod­ern Arab stud­ies at Columbia Univer­sity in New York, will sit down to dis­cuss the dif­fer­ent ways in which the his­tory of Pales­tine can be told. Rashid Kha­lidi has writ­ten ex­ten­sively as a his­to­rian on the emer­gence of Pales­tinian na­tion­al­ism and iden­tity. Is­mail Kha­lidi is best known for his play Tennis in Nablus, set in the city in 1939, which ex­plores the last days of the Arab Re­volt. Nar­rat­ing Pales­tine will take place at the NYU Abu Dhabi In­sti­tute at the univer­sity’s Saadiyat cam­pus, on Thurs­day from 6.30pm. To re­serve a place, go to nyuad.nyu.edu.

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