Suad Amiry

Resistance, Collective Memory and Personal Amnesia

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites to a talk of Suad Miry at the Everyday Forms of Resistance exhibition.

In her talk Suad Amiry will try to address the question of how occupied, disenfranchised and traumatized people, such as the Palestinians, shy away from telling their personal stories and their personal losses. How they find refuge and safety in the Collective memory. The need to personalize i.e., give a name and a face to Palestinians has been a re-occurring theme / obsession in Suad Amirys fictional and non-fictional writings.

Event in English. Admission free.


Suad Amiry

is a writer and a conservation architect. She is the author of the acclaimed memories, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law, as of numerous non-fiction books including: Menopausal Palestine, Nothing to Lose But Your Life: an 18 hour Journey with Murad, Golda Slept Here and Damascus. Amirys latest novel An English Suit and a Jewish Cow has been published in Italy. Amiry is the founder of Centre of Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine. She taught architecture at the Columbia University, the Birzeit Universty and the University of Jordan. To know more about Suad Amiry, watch her talk at Tedx Ramallah: My Work My Hobby: simply look into yourself never on others.