The Kuwaiti novelist, winner of the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, launches the English translation of his prizewinning novel The Bamboo Stalk, in conversation with Dima Choukr, editor of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed's cultural supplement.
6.30pm, Wednesday 29 April,
4th floor, Waterstone's Piccadilly,
203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
Introduced by broadcaster and author Paul Blezard,
who will also read selections from the novel.
followed by Book-signing and a Reception.
Copies of The Bamboo Stalk will be on sale.
Daring and bold, The Bamboo Stalk confronts universal problems of identity, ethnicity and religion through its protagonist Kuwaiti-Filipino José, born to a Filipino mother and Kuwaiti father whom he never met, when he tries to get to know his Kuwaiti family.
The Bamboo Stalk, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright,
who will be welcomed as a special guest at the book launch,
is published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing on 23 April 2015
This is a free Banipal Waterstones event but please reserve your seat by emailing email@example.com
To pre-order your copy of The Bamboo Stalk from Waterstones website, click here
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