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Bashir Saade: Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance
Wed 30 November 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
Blackwell's are proud to present author Bashir Saade discussing his first book, Hizbullah and the Politics of Remembrance: Writing the Lebanese Nation.
Born out of the Israeli occupation of the South of Lebanon, the political armed group Hizbullah is a powerful player within both Lebanon and the wider Middle East. Understanding how Hizbullah has, since the 1980s, developed its own reading of the nature of the Lebanese state, national identity and historical narrative is central to grasping the political trajectory of the country. Bashir Saade examines the ideological production of Hizbullah, especially its underground newspaper Al Ahd, and describes Hizbullah's understanding of 'being Lebanese' serves to meet evolving political challenges and gain influence within Lebanon and the wider region.