“Mazaltob”: Sephardi Women in Translation

March 28, 2024 Boston $18.00
Mazaltob, Blanche Bendahan
"Mazaltob" by Blanche Bendahan (Courtesy)

Join us for a book launch celebration and discussion featuring translators/editors Frances Malino and Yaëlle Azagury and moderated by Jonathan Decter.

“Mazaltob,” by Blanche Bendahan, is a fascinating portrait of a young Moroccan Sephardi woman as she navigates the ever-shifting ground between tradition and modernity, East and West, self and other, obligation and desire. Stylistically bold, culturally rich, by turns comic and wrenching, this polyphonic novel is both historically important and, in its new translation, a gift for our times.

“Bendahan’s masterpiece, a stunning exploration of Jewishness, feminism, and modernity in Morocco, deserves to be read far and wide. Malino’s excellent biographical introduction and Azagury’s fascinating literary analysis beautifully frame their translation. A delight and a triumph!”
—Jessica M. Marglin, Professor of Religion, Law and History and Ruth Ziegler Chair in Jewish Studies, USC

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Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
$18.00 Per person

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