Tajdeed: Bringing Contemporary Arabic Stories to America

Talk

Mosaic in Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

WHEN April 6, 2017
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

In 2016, American literary magazine The Common published a special issue devoted to contemporary Arabic fiction. Co-edited by the journal's editor-in-chief Jennifer Acker and prominent Jordanian writer Hisham Bustani, the issue was the result of four years of collaboration that began in Abu Dhabi. Today, award-winning Egyptian writer Youssef Rakha, who contributed an introduction to the volume, joins the issue’s editors to discuss the 25 stories representing 15 countries across the Middle East, as well as the topics of translation from Arabic to English and international artistic collaboration.

NOTE: This event will be in English with simultaneous Arabic translation.

Speakers
Jennifer Acker, Visiting Lecturer, Amherst College; Editor in Chief, The Common
Hisham Bustani, Writer, Individuals
Youssef Rakha, Writer, Individuals

Moderated by
Marion Wrenn, Senior Lecturer, Director of the Writing Program, NYUAD

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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