An interview with Najla Said ’92, the author of "Looking for Palestine," discussing her book, her acting career, her writing habits, and her inspiration for writing her memoir.
Raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Najla is the daughter of the late Edward Said, a Palestinian, a professor of literature at Columbia University, and one of the most influential post-colonial theorists. He is perhaps best known for his book, "Orientalism," which examines the Western world’s historical misrepresentation of Eastern cultures. Although Najla grew up with a father who was a prominent and outspoken figure in the Arab-American community and she lived in a household that was a frequent salon to some of the world’s foremost progressive scholars and intellectuals, she could not avoid the stereotypes that have influenced Western consciousness and its interpretations of the Middle East.
Maxine McClintock, Trinity School History Department teacher from 1990-2006, talks about the true importance of an education, the value of the conversation between teacher and student, and her new book, "Letters of Recommendation."
Peter H. Walker ’76, one of the four featured alumni in the autumn 2010 edition of "Trinity Per Saecula" demonstrates what to pack for extreme backcountry skiing. Founder of Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures (ryderwalker.com) Peter is an experienced ice climber, rock climber, skier, and adventure tour guide.