Critical Writing Index

Learn the Alif-Ba Ta: an Interview with Jamelie Hassan

by Lynne Bell and Carol Williams

West Coast Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism, Oct. 1997, v. 31, no. 2, pp. 124-141

Williams and Bell interviewed Jamelie Hassan about her works from the 80s and 90s. Hassan's interest to restore voice to the silenced is discussed in relation to her use of narratives of exile and migration from her friends' and family's histories, references to global manifestations of oppression and racism, Frantz Fanon's analysis of colonialism, and Edward Said's Orientalism. Hassan's negotiations of and inquiries on the relationship between cultures - such as that of the Arab community and the First Nations community in Canada - are also central to this discussion.

ITEM 1997.143 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Meeting NasserJamelie Hassan

DesperacidosJamelie Hassan

Slave LetterJamelie Hassan

The Hong Kong for Dave and LucyJamelie Hassan

The Jamelie-Jamila ProjectJamelie Hassan

Vitrine 1988Jamelie Hassan