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23 February
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY


A Celebration of Arabic Literature in English Translation

The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation invites you to a celebratory evening with the translator and the author of this year's winning novel The Bamboo Stalk.

Jonathan Wright, who wins the prize a second time with this translation, is joined by the novel’s young Kuwaiti author, Saud Alsanousi, in conversation with journalist Ben East.

The evening is introduced by Carnegie Medal-winning children’s writer Melvin Burgess.

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9 February 2017
Meetings Room & Library, Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square London EC4A 3DE


The Banipal Book Club holds its first meeeting of 2017

We will be discussing the novel
No Knives in the Kitchens of this City

by Syrian author Khaled Khalifa,
translated from the Arabic by Leri Price


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