Opening lecture Intersectionality in Practice: Fatima Daas on Speaking Up
Fatima Daas will be kicking off the second edition of Tashweesh Festival with a keynote that delves into her lived experiences of being a young, immigrant, muslim, queer writer in France. Come join us in a thought-provoking talk about (in)visibility, essentialist media coverage, and how to deal with the pressures society puts on racialized and gendered bodies.
Identifying as a Muslim, feminist, and gay writer, Fatima Daas is becoming the new voice of her generation. She grew up in the majority-Muslim Parisian banlieue of Clichy-sous-Bois, with her parents and sisters, who were all born in Algeria. She’s the only one born in France, the youngest child in the family. In high school, she rebelled, claimed the right to express her ideas and wrote her first texts. Fatima was noticed for her writing talent and began studying literature. La Petite Dernière (The Last One), her first novel published in 2020 is now translated into nine languages.
17:00 Opening Drinks
18:00 Speech by Melat Nigussie (Beursschouwburg) & Elke Kaschl-Mohni (Goethe Institut Brussels)
18:30 Opening Lecture by Fatima Daas (in FR)
19:15 Aftertalk with Sarah Kadry (in EN)
19:45 Audience Q&A moderated by Nadia Kara (open for questions in EN, NL & FR)
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union