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Who's Winning? Writer’s Feud: Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Sawsan Dahneem, Waciny Laredj & Dr Zineb Laouedj

Who's Winning? Writer’s Feud: Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Sawsan Dahneem, Waciny Laredj & Dr Zineb Laouedj

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 19:30-20:30

Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai

Language: Arabic

Session No: 31 

Save the date! You’re in for an evening of books, fun, and wit in this contest based on the popular quiz show Family Feud.

For the very first time, we present to you Family Feud with a twist: two authors and two poets will compete to reveal what they have in common in their world of words, books, and imagination!

The competition is divided into two stages, during which renowned journalist Ahmad Fakhouri will ask quick questions to writers Dr Waciny Laredj and his wife Dr Zineb Laouedj vs. poet Ibrahim Al Hashimi and his wife, poet Sawsan Al Dahneem. Choose a side and join us to find out who will be the winners!

Ahmad Fakhouri is a veteran journalist, documentary filmmaker and television host. He is a pioneer in digital content and is the lead presenter of the BBC’s social media news show Trending. Fakhouri has also garnered over 800,000 subscribers on his YouTube Channel, discussing various topics of pop culture, poetry and literature.

Ibrahim Al Hashimi is an Emirati poet and writer. Member of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, and executive Director of the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation.

Sawsan Dahneem is a Bahraini poet, writer, and journalist living in the UAE. She has four poetry collections and a book of texts and illustratuions with the help of Emirati artist Najat Makki. Her poetry has been translated into a number of languages.

Waciny Laredj is an Algerian novelist and Professor of Arabic language and literature. He supervises the chair Arabic Narrative and the Emergence of Modern Forms at the University of Setif. As a novelist, he has participated in many Arab and international seminars related to the topics of writing, the writer's role, narrative and privacy, challenges of Arab thought, globalization and culture, acculturation, modernity and others.

Dr Zineb Laouedj is an Algerian writer, translator, and academic. She holds a PhD from Damascus University in Modern Maghreb poetry and works as a researcher at the International Institute for Human and Social Studies in Paris.

As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.




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