Iraqi Jewish writer, Montreal
Naïm Kattan, author of Farewell to Babylon, 1976, will present a
personal view of a Jew from Iraq, the long history of Jewish life
there and its destruction by Arab nationalism and Islamism.
Naïm Kattan, is a Canadian novelist, essayist
and critic of Iraqi Jewish origin, born in Baghdad
and educated in Baghdad and France. He
is the author of over 30 books in several
languages and has received honours in both
Canada and France. In 2013, the Canadian
director Joe Balass directed a documentary
titled La longueur de l’alphabet avec Naïm
Kattan about Kattan’s literary legacy.
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