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Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery & Hope, and the Humanitarian Crisis

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Elif Shafak, Rafael Behr

Jewish Book Weekend

Sun 3 Oct 2021
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Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery & Hope, and the Humanitarian Crisis

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Elif Shafak, Rafael Behr

Jewish Book Weekend

 An unflinching look at the most urgent humanitarian crises around the globe from two of the world’s most respected thinkers, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Elif Shafak.


Two of the world’s most respected thinkers and speakers come together for the first time, live in London and streaming wherever you are.

Bernard-Henri Lévy returns to Jewish Book Week ahead of the publication The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope. In this stirring rebuke to indifference, he focuses on eight investigative trips he took shortly before the pandemic, taking us from an antisemitic ambush in Libya to an overrun refugee camp on Lesbos, via crises in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Somalia and Ukraine that lack attention or active responses.

As well as winning awards and acclaim for her novels – including Blackwell’s Book of the Year for 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldThe Forty Rules of Love and The Island of Missing Trees – Elif Shafak is a TED Global speaker, a human rights advocate and the author of non-fiction including How To Stay Sane In An Age Of Division.

Chaired by Guardian columnist Rafael Behr.

The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope and 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange Worldwill be available to purchase at the Blackwell’s pop-up bookstall on Sun 3 Oct.

Date & start time:Sun 3 Oct 2021 – 4pm
Venue:Hall One

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