What is the status of the novel in the Arab World? What is the relationship between fiction and politics? Is fiction an alternate window into the state of society in this dynamic, restless region? This panel brings together the authors shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) to discuss their works and the state of Arabic fiction today.
Please note that the discussion will be in Arabic, with English translation provided.
Ahmed SaadawiAuthor, "Frankenstein in Baghdad" Youssef FadelAuthor, "A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me" Abdelrahim LahbibiAuthor, "The Journeys of 'Abdi, known as Son of Hamriya" Ahmed MouradAuthor, "The Blue Elephant" Khaled KhalifaAuthor, "No Knives in this City's Kitchens" Inaam KachachiAuthor, "Tashari"
Wail Hassan, Visiting Professor of Literature, NYUAD
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