UPPER MANHATTAN IS READING THE THIEF AND THE DOGS
March 5, 2009
5pm / FREE
Big Read Opening Ceremony and Reception
The Rotunda, Low Memorial Library - 535 West 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
Opening reception and ceremony, followed by a talk led by Professor Noha Radwan on The Thief and the Dogs and the writing of Naguib Mahfouz.
Screening of the film adaptation of the book to follow talk (Chased by the Dogs, 1964).
Big Read Egypt/U.S. Community Calendar – March 2009
Big Read Egypt/U.S. events are FREE and open to the public.
Columbia University Libraries - Resources related to Arabic Literature and Naguib Mahfouz
Copies of the Thief and the Dogs will be available at many Big Read events. The book is also available at local bookstores. Prior knowledge of the book is not required to attend events, although we strongly encourage all to pick up a copy of the book during the Big Read in the month of March.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-854-5301.
The Big Read Egypt/U.S. is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, designed to deepen cultural understanding and dialogue between Egyptians and Americans through the transformative power of literature. Columbia University in the City of New York is one of four U.S. organizations selected to lead this program.
Partners and Credits
The National Endowment for the Arts
The U.S. Department of State
Institute of Museum and Library
Columbia University - Office of
Government and Community Affairs
Department of Middle
East and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Middle East Institute, School
of International and Public Affairs, Columbia
The School of the
Arts, Columbia University
The Center for
Literary Translation at Columbia University
Deutsches Haus at
The Amheida Project
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational
for Research in Black Culture