War Songs: The Poetry of Antara ibn Shaddad


WHEN December 17, 2015
6-7 PM WHERE Creekside Dubai WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Please Note: This program will be held in Creekside Dubai

Antara ibn Shaddad was the ultimate pre-Islamic hero: a warrior feared by all, lover of Ablah whom he could never win, and a poet with a unique heroic voice. In an evening of recital and conversation, Professor James Montgomery leads a discussion with the Editorial Board of the Library of Arabic Literature about the challenges of translating Antarah into English for a twenty-first century audience. Selections from the poetry of Antarah will be read in Arabic and English translation.

Moderated by

James Montgomery Sir Thomas Adams Professor of ArabicUniversity of Cambridge

Panel Members

The Editors of The Library of Arabic Literature

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic, University of Cambridge
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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