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DATE: April 11, 2006

Arab American feminist poet to speak on campus April 13

DEARBORN---Renowned Arab American feminist poet Mohja Kahf, professor of comparative literature at the University of Arkansas, and co-founder of, will present "The Sweetness of (Written) Intercourse" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by a poetry and prose reading by Kahf at 6:45 p.m. and conversation at 7:45 p.m. The event will conclude with a book signing at 8:45 p.m.

A founding member of the Radius of Arab American Writers, Kahf is the author of numerous works, including The Sweetness of (Written) Intercourse; The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf; Emails from Scheherazad; and Western Representations of the Muslim Women. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, including Azizah; Banipal: A Magazine of Modern Arabic Literature; The Paris Review; The Paterson Review; and Mizna.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Arab and Arab American Writer's Series organized by UM-Dearborn's Center for Arab American Studies.

Kahf's talk is sponsored by Ned Fawaz of Energy International and a Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar Grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research at U-M. The event is co-sponsored by UM-Dearborn's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

For more information about Kahf's talk, call the Center for Arab American Studies at (313) 583-6334 or e-mail

The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.




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