National Symposium


“Haruki Murakami's Novel "Norwegian Wood : Youth Life and the Question of Existence” 

The English department in the college of Languages held a symposium under the title

“Haruki Murakami's Novel "Norwegian Wood : Youth Life and the Question of

Existence” as part of the activities of UHD Book Club on Wednesday 10th  March, 2021.

The workshop discussed one of the novels of the well-known Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami which was published in 1987. The novel was discussed in a panel of Dr. Maysaa Al-Abas, Mr. Saman Mohammed and Ms. Lanja Najmaddine. The novel was chosen as it tackles youth life style in the modern age. The twentieth century brought a lot of changes in matters of human rights. A lot of movements caused a lot of riots all over the world during the 1950s and 1960s and hence they affected the life of the younger generations and caused chaos, loss, failure and deaths. The story is important because it sheds light on the negative side of change as it emphasizes the significance of social and political transformations. The symposium was concluded with a good discussion engaging the panelists and the audience.