Starting this Saturday, the Shubbak Festival, which bills itself as a “window on the Arab world,” will take place in and around London from June 22 – July 6: There are a number of literary events, at least two of which we… Read More ›
Both the Hay Festival (May 23 – June 2) and the Shubbak (June 22 – July 6) will feature a number of Arabic-literature events.
Mahmoud Saeed’s third novel in English translation (after “Saddam City” and “The World Through the Eyes of Angels”), “Ben Barka Lane” is set in the Morocco of the late 1960s.
CORRECTION: Three of the 5 originally noted were from last year’s fest. The remaining two are: Qatari writer Abdul Aziz al Mahmoud, whose novel The Corsair has just come out in English from BQFP. Al-Mahmoud is one of relatively few Qatari novelists; he recently… Read More ›
If you’re in England, the High Impact Tour approaches, where seven Dutch poets (including Palestinian-Dutch poet Ramsey Nasr) will tour through Oxford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Norwich, and London. (If you’re not in England, the Cairo Book Fair is coming up.) Yesterday,… Read More ›
On Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. (for a 7 p.m. start), Banipal magazine and The Mosaic Rooms are inviting Londoners to an evening of “poetry and discussion” with poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul: The event will be introduced by Banipal editor Samuel Shimon… Read More ›
If You’re in Cairo: ‘Aesthetics & Politics (Counter-narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World)’
If you attend any of the sessions, please do consider guest-blogging or writing it up for a journal or newspaper & letting me know. If you have any questions about either of those possibilities, please email me at mlynxqualey –… Read More ›
Dr. Samia Mehrez notes, about tomorrow’s lecture by Mohammad al-Kholy, titled “To Be an International Translator,” that: “Due to the ongoing situation in Tahrir, please note that the June 26 lecture will be held at the AUC Zamalek hostel (16 Mohamed Thaqeb Street, across from Maraashly Church).
Highlights of this year’s Liverpool Arabic Arts Fest (July 6-15, 2012) include poetry by Khaled Mattawa, stand-up comedy from Maysoon Zayid, a glimpse of the new Tunisian anthology Fleeting Words discussed yesterday, a talk with Reem Abdelhadi about the history of political cartooning,… Read More ›
MARCH March 6-10 Emirates Lit Fest March 6-16 Riyadh International Book Fair March 14 “This is Jerusalem“: Poetry by Najwan Darwish and music by Basel Zayed. 8 p.m. at the Free Word Lecture Theater. March 15 Selma Dabbagh discusses her debut novel, Out of It, with… Read More ›
This list is incomplete, but I didn’t want to get too far into 2012 before launching it. Please help by bringing more events to my attention. JANUARY Jan 9 Sawiris Awards announced Jan 11 International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist… Read More ›
Two Cairo Lectures: ‘Orientalism after Said’ and ‘Arabia Fantasia: U.S. Literary Culture and the M.E.’
Now, what would be wrong with a nice “Taha Husayn” or “Yusuf Idris” Hall? And more on John Carlos Rowe.