Mariam Said Interview

October 24th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


Mariam Said joins me on the Frumkes Show to discuss her mother Wadad Makdisi Cortas’s fascinating memoir entitled “A World I Love,” and also a book by her late Husband Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim entitled “Parallels and Paradoxes.” The former is the story of her mother’s pioneering attempts to educate girls in the Arab World in a non-parochial way while at the same time retaining pride in their national heritage, while the latter is a series of dialogues between the eminent Argentinian-Israeli pianist Daniel Barenboim and the late Edward Said who was a Palistinian-American  literary and cultural critic of great renown as well as an impassioned commentator on the Middle East. The two as it happens were also great friends. Mariam is a wonderful woman whom I think you will find it a pleasure to meet.

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1 response about “Mariam Said Interview”

  1. Marcia Fine said:

    Lewis, I so enjoyed this interview! My father was a pianist so I’m very familiar with Daniel Barenboin and Glenn Gould. He always said if people sat down and made music together there would be peace in the world. I love hearing about women with non-traditional backgrounds. I started a scholarship in my dad’s name and for the last 5 yrs.. we’ve sent inner-city kids to music camp. Satire and press kit will be on their way in a week!

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