‘Human Rights Fatigue.’ It’s the feeling that people are weary of hearing stories of victimization in the media. Monia Mazigh knows all about it. The Canadian academic and politician’s husband Maher Arar was held without charge and tortured for almost a year by the government of Syria.
The whole time, Mazigh fought to have his story heard, and get him home to Canada. In this lecture, she discusses her latest novel, Miroirs et Mirages, and why she believes the solution is to mix in everyday stories with tragedy.