Shahad Al-Rawi

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Shahad Al Rawi is an Iraqi novelist with a PhD in anthropology. Her first novel, The Baghdad Clock, has been translated into several languages. It won the Edinburgh Prize for First Fiction and was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

Her second novel, Over the Jumhuriya Bridge, was recently published and topped the book lists in Baghdad for several weeks; the novel sold three editions in the first month of its publication and continues to be a bestseller.

Al Rawi has participated in many international literary festivals and conferences and has given lectures in many prestigious universities around the world. She is a regular contributor for various American and Arab newspapers.
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The City and The Writer: Miguel Syjuco, M. Mukundan, Nathalie Handal & Shahad Al Rawi
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The City and The Writer: Miguel Syjuco, M. Mukundan, Nathalie Handal & Shahad Al Rawi

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 16:30-17:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 286 
AED 60
‘You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it... Read More
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Utopia vs Dystopia - Between Two Cities: Khalid AlNasrallah & Shahad Al Rawi

Utopia vs Dystopia - Between Two Cities: Khalid AlNasrallah & Shahad Al Rawi

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 19:30-20:30Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 206 
AED 60 
Somewhere between utopia and corruption, we look for a city to call home. Khali... Read More
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Writing Against the Current: Badriah Al Bishr, Huda Hamed & Shahad Al Rawi

Writing Against the Current: Badriah Al Bishr, Huda Hamed & Shahad Al Rawi

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Baraha III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 88 
AED 60
Is the literary scene shaped by society or does society shape the literary scene... Read More
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