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DATE: March 24, 2005

Algerian poet featured in writers series

DEARBORN---Algerian writer Ahlam Mosteghanemi will read from her published works from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the campus's Center for Arab American Studies writers series.

Mosteghanemi is the best-selling author of Thakerat al Jasad (Memory in the Flesh), Fawda al-Hawass (The Chaos of the Senses) and Aber Sarir (Passant d'un lit).
She hosted a talk show in Algeria called Hamasat and wrote articles in local newspapers. In 1975, she published her first poetry collection Ala Marfa' al-Ayyam (In the Harbour of Days). She was the first female Algerian writer to have her works translated into English.

Mosteghanemi earned her doctoral degree at the University of Sorbonne in Paris. She is the recipient of the 1996 Abur award, given by the Nour Foundation of Cairo for the best work in Arabic by a female writer. She also is the recipient of the 1998 Naguib Mahfuz prize by the American University in Cairo for best fiction and the professor Georges Tarabey prize, honoring the best literary published work in Lebanon.

For more information on Mosteghanemi's lecture, contact Berry at (313) 593-5429.


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