A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Rawi Hage

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03/08/2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Author Rawi Hage
6:30 pm
$10 Mizna/AF | $20 General Public
in partnership with the General Consulate of Canada in Minneapolis, UMN Department of Asian Languages & Literature, and Mizna.

On Tuesday, March 8, join Alliance Française for an evening with photographer and award-winning author Rawi Hage.

Born in Beirut, and having emigrated from Lebanon to New York and Montréal, where he currently lives, Hage received wide acclaim for the publication of his début novel, Deniro’s Game, in 2006. The work’s warm reception allowed Hage to give up his job as a taxi driver in order to pursue writing as a full-time career.

Hage has gone on to publish CockroRawi Hageach in 2008 and, most recently, Carnival, both recognized with the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

Hage will join UMN specialist Joseph R. Farag of the Department of Asian Languages & Literatures in a dialogue detailing his life and his body of work.

Hage will sign copies of two of his novels, De Niro’s Game and Cockroach, following the discussion. Limited copies will be available for purchase at the event.

Lana Barkawi, Executive and Artistic Director of Mizna, the St Paul-based organization for Arab American Film, Literature, and Art, will introduce the speakers.

To RSVP, please call our office or reserve your place online.


This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis. Please see a full list of our sponsors below.


A propos du Mois de la Francophonie:

Le Mois de la Francophonie, organisé chaque année partout dans le monde, a pour but de promouvoir la langue française dans le contexte de la diversité culturelle ainsi que de soutenir le dialogue et rapprochement des personnes, groupes et communautés intéressés par la francophonie.

Lebanon’s French roots date back to the mandate which assigned Ottoman Syria, including modern day Lebanon, to France after the First World War in 1923. French remains the primary foreign language taught in public schools in Lebanon, and much of the French influence remains today. France played an active role in the reconstruction of Lebanon following their civil war in 1990, and also their 2006 war with Israel.  Through a month-long series of events, Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul will be highlighting Lebanon’s rich historical, cultural, and religious diversity, both in Lebanon and in the diaspora.

We hope you’ll join us. Venez nombreux! To learn more about the series, go to afmsp.org/liban.


Merci à nos sponsors:

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