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Debate: Does Intimacy Belong in The Pages of Fiction?: Alawiya Sobh & Ahmed Mourad

Debate: Does Intimacy Belong in The Pages of Fiction?: Alawiya Sobh & Ahmed Mourad

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 20:00-21:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: Arabic

Session No. 114 

Different taboos and customs haunt different cultures, hence the changing perspectives of what is acceptable and what isn’t. How challenging it is for authors to shed light on sensitive topics without crossing their society’s “red line”? In this session, the authors discuss the narrow line between creative freedom and societal norms in a lively debate in which the most persuasive argument prevails.

Alawiya Sobh, a Lebanese writer who has published a number of novels, she published her first novel, Maryam Al-Hakaya, in 2002, which has been translated into a number of languages, along with Dunya and Ismuhu Al-Gharam.

Ahmed Mourad, is an Egyptian writer from Cairo. He began writing his first novel Vertigo in the winter of 2007, January 2022. Mourad released the book Murder for Beginners, a book specialized in the art of writing cinematic scripts.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on-site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.

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