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AMAS Poetry Reading: "Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora"

Bayan Founas

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Bayan Founas is an educator and youth mentor in Detroit. She graduated from the university of Michigan in 2014 with a Women's Studies degree and will receive her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2019. Passionate about making educational reforms in predominately poor communities of color, she created an art & poetry club for Detroit youth to creatively heal. Founas enjoys writing, reading, and performing spoken-word poetry.

In her first book, Founas outlines her life experiences and views through poetry. As the daughter of Algerian immigrants, she depicts the realities of growing up in America in the diaspora – leaving her between two foreign lands. She also provides a unique glimpse into the glories and traumas of educating black and brown youth in Detroit. This body of work is HER story as a first-generation Arab and Muslim woman growing up in America – a narrative that is rarely told from one’s own perspective.
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Map Angell Hall - Aud D

November 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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