Haji Jabir

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Haji Jabir is an Eritrean novelist born in the coastal city of Moussa. He has published five novels and won the Sharjah Prize for Arab Creativity 2012 and the Katara Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019. Jabir’s work has been translated into English, Italian, Farsi and Arabic.

He is currently working on a fiction project that highlights Eritrea and the Horn of Africa region, in human, cultural and historical terms. In addition, he works as a creative writing instructor. His latest novel is Rambo al-Habashi published in 2020.
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Black Foam: Haji Jabir, Marcia Lynx Qualey & Sawad Hussain

Black Foam: Haji Jabir, Marcia Lynx Qualey & Sawad Hussain

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 10:00-11:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 4, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: English
Simultaneous Translation: English to Arabic, Arabic to EnglishSession No: 215 
AED 60
Haji Jabir’s Black Foam was longlisted for the 2018 International Prize for Arab... Read More
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Haji Jabir: Who’s the Real Hero?

Haji Jabir: Who’s the Real Hero?

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 4 
AED 60
From historical fiction to tales of real-life heroes , characters can triumph o... Read More
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How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir
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How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 17:00-18:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 129 
AED 200
Have you started work on your debut novel? Do you have a golden idea that you wa... Read More
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