The English Department at Furno Hall hosted an event on Thursday, 5 October 2023, featuring the renowned Palestinian American author and scholar, Lisa Suhair Majaj. The occasion was marked by a captivating reading and discussion session, during which Majaj delved into her acclaimed work, “Geographies of Light.”
As the event unfolded, the audience was transported into the evocative world of Majaj’s poetry. Her words wove a tapestry of emotions, inviting listeners to explore the intricate landscapes of her thoughts and experiences. “Geographies of Light” reflects not only the depth of Majaj’s literary talent but also her ability to illuminate the often-overlooked corners of our shared human experiences.
The discussion that followed the reading was equally enlightening. Majaj engaged with the audience, offering profound perspectives on the themes she explores in her work. Questions about the intersection of culture and identity, the power of language, and the importance of preserving heritage were among the topics explored during this engaging exchange.
The event was a testament to the enduring relevance of literature in fostering understanding, empathy, and connection among diverse communities. It served as a reminder of the transformative power of literature and the importance of open dialogue. Lisa Suhair Majaj’s visit to BUnot only stimulated meaningful discussions but also offered a unique opportunity for intellectual growth and cultural exchange.