Cornell University

Dorit Rabinyan "All the Rivers" - readings in Hebrew

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

White Hall, 106
815 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Dorit Rabinyan, bestselling author of the acclaimed Persian Brides and Strand of a Thousand Pearls, will be speaking about and reading excerpts, in Hebrew, of her new novel All the Rivers (Also known as Borderlife).

Her new book is available at the Cornell Book Store for purchase! Bring it with you to the lecture for a signing after.

All the Rivers is a frank and tender depiction of a taboo relationship that raises questions—for the lovers and for us—about the convergences of homeland and exile, borderlines and destinies.

On January 2016 All the Rivers (under the title Borderlife) became the center of a political scandal in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned the book from high school’s curriculum as a “threat to Jewish identity”. The banning (first published by on 12/31/2015) had reached a worldwide exposure in major media platforms (NBC, CNN, BBC etc.) and was best summed up in this NYT op-ed:


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Lecture, Reading


Near Eastern Studies

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Dorit Rabinyan

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Israeli author

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