Conversation: “Afro/Black Arabism: Exploring Race and Intersectionality”with Safia Elhillo

The Duke Arab Student Organization invites you to an event with Sudanese-American poet Safia Elhillo at the Ruby Lounge. Safia will be giving a talk around race and intersectionality, with a focus on the Black/Afro-Arab identity and anti-Black racism in the Arab community. She will then do a poetry reading and take part in a moderated Q&A.

Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and an Arab American Book Award, Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House 2021), and the novel in verse Home Is Not A Country (Make Me A World/Random House, 2021). With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019). She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and lives in Oakland.

Please register in advance.


Sponsored by the Duke Arab Student Organization.

The Ruby Lounge

Duke University