History, Fictions, and the Politics of Justice

Chicago-area folks may be interested in “History, Fictions, and the Politics of Justice”, an event in two weeks with Saba Mahmood and Mahmood Mamdani.

Mahmood’s lecture is titled “Azazeel and the Politics of Historical Fiction: Sectarian Dramas Ancient and Modern”; Mamdani’s lecture, “Beyond Nuremberg: The Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa”.

October 25, 4pm

International House Home Room

University of Chicago

Further details here.

One Response to “History, Fictions, and the Politics of Justice”

  1. biqbal Says:

    On Youssef Ziedan’s Azazeel (now out in translation by Jonathan Wright): http://www.arabicfiction.org/book/29.html
    Arabic pdf of the novel: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10709901/ekutub.com/Free%20books/Literature/Azazeel.pdf

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