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Debate: Does Intimacy Belong in The Pages of Fiction?: Alawiya Sobh & Omer Taher

Debate: Does Intimacy Belong in The Pages of Fiction?: Alawiya Sobh & Omer Taher

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.

Omer Taher is a writer, translator, screenwriter, and former journalist at Al-Ahram Foundation from the Arab Republic of Egypt. He has published several novels and short story collections, the most notable of which is Kohl and Habahan, which was shortlisted for the Naguib Mahfouz Prize for Literature 2021.

Simultaneous translation available in English.
AED 65

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