Hanafi, Amira 2014; 2017

Thursday, September 11, 2014
with Ladan Osman
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Read/ Write Library

 Today what makes me conspicuous? Is it my arrested sisters, my
beaten sisters? Is it the ten thousand of us who march in the walking prison of men’s arms?
I came here to be an Arab, and I found myself a woman

– Amira Hanafi, “No Comment”

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Listen to Amira Hanafi, with Ladan Osman, read for the Poetry Center of Chicago:

Amira Hanafi begins reading at 26:47 minutes.

Read an interview with Amira Hanafi:

How To Get Lost in a City: An Interview with Amira Hanafi

Until very recently, Amira Hanafi lived in Chicago. Now she lives in Cairo. In both cities she makes a habit of walking, sometimes with others. It’s a deliberate kind of wandering, a determined getting lost-ness, and enough work comes out of her walking, that I have started to think of the city as her studio.

Watch Amira Hanafi present her work exhibiting art in the Artellewa Art Space in Ard El Lewa, Cairo, Egypt:

Making and Exhibiting Contemporary Art in an Informal Settlement – Amira Hanafi

March Meeting 2012

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