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Questions from Other Worlds: Fantasy in Arabic and English Fiction

Questions from Other Worlds: Fantasy in Arabic and English Fiction

Saturday 12 March, 10am-11am

Al Ras 3, InterContinental

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” – Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings 

Science fiction and fantasy books are huge business in the English-speaking world, but very little is written in these genres in Arabic, something Emirati writers Lulwah Al Mansouri and Noura Al Noman seek to rectify. They are joined today by top American fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson to speculate on the value of the speculative. 

Lulwah Al Mansouri is the author of We Came from the Mountain’s Rib, an award-winning fantasy novel that draws on the culture and heritage of the mountainous regions of the UAE. 

Noura Al Noman is the author of Ajwan and Mandaan, the first two books in a planned trilogy of politically and environmentally-conscious science fiction novels. 

Brandon Sanderson is the Hugo Award-winning author of the Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series, the YA novels Steelheart and The Rithmatist, and the final books in the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.

Language: English, Arabic

Age Group: Adult
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Genres: Arab World
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