Khalil Gibran: Child of the Cedars and Son of Greenwich Village

Internationally acclaimed writer and poet Khalil Gibran (1883-1931), known to most Americans as the author of The Prophet, was born in northern Lebanon near reserves of ancient cedar trees. His family immigrated to Boston in 1895, when many immigrants from the former Ottoman territories of the eastern Mediterranean resettled in the U.S. It was in Greenwich Village—where he lived from 1910 to 1931—that his career flourished. This talk will focus on Gibran’s life in the Village where he composed many of his writings, as well as the institutions with which Gibran was associated.
Iman R. Abdulfattah is a scholar of Islamic Art and Architecture. She has worked with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This event is accessible.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30 pm

Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Avenue