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Spring 2024 Global Guest Lecture: Suad Aldarra, I Don’t Want to Talk About Home

Suad Aldarra is a Syrian-Irish writer and data scientist based in Dublin. She lived in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt and the US before eventually settling in Ireland. Suad holds a Master’s in Data Analytics from the University of Galway in Ireland. Her thesis, which tackles the spreading issue of misinformation about refugees and migrants in the news, won several awards and international recognition.

Her debut memoir, I Don’t Want to Talk About Home, was published by Doubleday/Penguin Random House Ireland in July 2022 and shortlisted for An Post Irish Book Awards – Biography of the Year. Her short story The Three Strangers was included in A Little Unsteadily Into Light: New Dementia-Inspired Fiction (2022), edited by Jan Carson. Suad was selected as the Common Currency writer in residence for Cuirt International Festival and English/Irish PEN in 2021 and was awarded the Art Councils of Ireland English Literature bursary. Suad has written several pieces for the Irish Times and Independent, among other places.

Global Guest Lecture 

When:  Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm EST
Location: 136 W 21st Street, 5th Floor, DSI Auditorium

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