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Novelist speaks about her work

Leila Abdelrazaq explains the importance of creating political pamphlets and posters during her interactive workshop that took place on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Founders West Gallery. // Photo by Fernando Jiménez/The Guilfordian

Leila Abdelrazaq, a Palestinian-American activist, graphic novelist and author of “Baddawi,” spoke to Guilford students and faculty on Nov. 11. During her presentation entitled “Art and Activism,” Abdelrazaq discussed her book, which tells the story of her father’s youth spent in the Baddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon during Israeli occupation in the 1948 war that established the state of Israel. Her book includes issues and themes surrounding borders, the Palestinian state, narratives and culture. The talk was sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving, Every Campus a Refuge and the English and Creative Writing Department.

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