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Gallery Al-Quds invites you to "Khawaga" Photographs by Layla Alshaer

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Date(s) - 08/28/2019
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Gallery Al-Quds invites you to

“Khawaga”

Photographs by Layla Alshaer

@ Layla Alshaer

Definition: Khawaga

• Khawaga (خواجة) is an (Egyptian) Arabic word much used around Western tourists, usually without their knowledge.

• Khawaja (Persian: خواجه‎) is an honorific title used across the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia, particularly towards Sufi teachers. The word comes from the Iranian word khwāja (New Persian: خواجه khāje; Dari khājah; Tajik khoja) and translates as “master”, “lord” .

“As a multicultural being, embodied with a Palestinian identity, it was important for me to understand the conflict, rooted into a culture, that influences the narrative of my Palestinian identity. Photography assisted me to reach an understanding of what my identity means, and how each individual carries their own version of one.”

Reception to meet the artist Wednesday August 28, 5-7 pm

Exhibition continues August 28—September 7, 2019

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Reception to Meet the Artist:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

5:00—7:00 P.M. EST

Gallery Al-Quds

 

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