Stories We Continue to Tell: The Many Returns of the Thousand and One Nights
WHENFebruary 7, 2021 6:30-8pmWHERE
WHONYU Abu Dhabi InstituteOpen to the Public
The Thousand and One Nights has been fueling the imagination and craft of storytellers since the 18th century. This conversation between two winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award traces the returns and afterlives of the Nights until today, and discusses why these tales continue to inspire and affect the stories of writers from all over the globe.
Simultaneous Arabic Interpretation will be provided.
Richard van Leeuwen, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Amsterdam; Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages (2020)
Philip Kennedy, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature, NYUAD; Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages (2019)
In conversation with
Maya Kesrouany, Assistant Professor of Literature and Arab Crossroads Studies, NYUAD
In Collaboration with
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