Adult event
Iman Mersal: In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayat

Iman Mersal: In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayat

Authors: Iman Mersal

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 17:30-18:30

Venue: Arfaj, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: Arabic

Session No. 116 

‘Sometimes a literary work can shake you to your core, however that doesn't necessarily imply it's an unprecedented work in the world of literature, or that it's the greatest thing you've read in your life. It's a strange coincidence that offers you guidance that helps you understand whatever you're going through just when you most need it.’

Who of us has still not read a literary work that's had a significant impact on our emotions and thoughts? Iman Mersal, winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, shares with us her unique experience of reading a book she happened to pick up by chance from an old bookshelf, which changed both her life and her writing journey, and takes us on a journey in which we see Egypt's true ‘golden age’.

Iman Mersal is an Egyptian poet, writer, academic and translator. She published five poetry collections and numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. Iman received the Sheikh Zayed Prize for Literature for the year 2021 for her book Athar Enayat Al-Zayat.

Iman Mersal will now be appearing virtually.

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