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Event 49 Contemporary Arabic Literature in the West

Saturday 3 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm   Al Ras 3, InterContinental

Why does translated literature matter? Our panel of literary leading lights discusses the big questions of opening their work to the world.

Can translated literature lead to empathy and intercultural dialogue? What effect does international success have on an author’s work? And, what is lost in translation?

Khaled Khalifa is the author of No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, winner of the 2013 Naguib Mahfouz Medal.

Ibrahim Nasrallah is famous for Time of White Horses; having written numerous novels of Palestine’s past he looks to the future in Dog War II.

Youssef Rakha is the author of The Book of the Sultan's Seal, an exploration of the routes to an Islamic renaissance.

Dima Wannous is the author of The Frightened, a close examination of fear and anxiety set in contemporary Syria.

This panel is moderated by Turki Al Zaabi.

Language: Arabic with English translation

Contemporary Arabic Literature in the West

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Event 25 Khaled Khalifa: Aleppo in Our Heart

Friday 2 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm   Al Ras 3, InterContinental

Celebrated Syrian author Khaled Khalifa, twice shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, joins us to talk about his critically acclaimed writing and his love for his home city, Aleppo. His novels No Knives in the Kitchens of this City and In Praise of Hatred – both also published in English to widespread praise – portray the life of the city and its people over the period of history from the First World War to 2003 – a time of great social and cultural change.

Make sure to catch this important conversation for an author’s insight into the real Aleppo.

Khaled will be in conversation with Eman Al Yousuf.

Language: Arabic with English translation

Khaled Khalifa: Aleppo in Our Heart

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