Launch of Banipal 48 – Narrating Marrakech in London's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, part of the borough's Nour Festival of the Arts


Narrating Marrakech title of Banipal 48

Saad Sarhan and Yassin Adnan



Panel discussion and readings
Followed by a reception

This is a free event, but please book to ensure a place.

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Tuesday 12 November
Lecture Theatre
Kensington Central Library
Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX

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Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington. To view the map click here.

Copies of Narrating Marrakech will be available on the day

Pictured above are two of the issue's authors Saad Sarhan (left) and Yassin Adnan walking through the alleys of Marrakech, their home city. Their recent book about life and legends of Marrakech, Open Secrets, has been translated especially for this issue.

Banipal 48 – Narrating Marrakech front coverIn launching Banipal 48 – Narrating Marrakech we invite you to  enjoy and revel in writings from inside Marrakech, Morocco’s Red City at the foot of the Atlas mountains. This holiday destination for thousands upon thousands of western tourists takes on another life through the writings of poets and authors from Marrakech – Yassin Adnan, Saad Sarhan, the painter novelist Mahi Binebine, Abu-Youssef Taha, Rajae Benchemsi, Mohamed Nedali and Taha Adnan, plus long-time resident of Marrakech, the internationally renowned Spanish author Juan Goytisolo, and others. They open up the inside story of Marrakech, and request your attendance at this singular literary celebration of the Red City.

Front cover paintings by renowned Moroccan artist Farid Belkahia, also from Marrakech

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Published Date - 12/11/2013