Banipal July Newsletter
BANIPAL 53 -
The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer
OUT ON FRIDAY,
summer’s Banipal will be out next week. Producing it was a real labour
of love, with its main focus on the great Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer
and his short stories. This time, when the Arab world is in major
upheaval and turmoil (though some of us wonder if it has ever been
otherwise), is indeed the time to turn to an author who has given so
much in pursuit of freedom of expression, human rights and liberty
through his inspiring and inimitable writings – Zakaria Tamer.
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Shubbak Festival has started
Focus: Literature Weekend
On 25 and 26 July, the British Library hosts a packed weekend of
literature and storytelling with some of the finest and most forthright
writers from across the Arab world.
Among the line-up:
Rafif Ziadeh, Selma Dabbagh, Mourid Barghouti, Atef Abu Saif
Sinan Antoon, Ahmed Saadawi, Hassan Abdulrazzak, Choman Hardi
Ahmed Khaled Towfik, Samar Yazbek, Shahla Ujayli, Rasha Abbas
Elias Khoury, Hoda Barakat, Jokha al-Harthi, Ali al-Muqri
Leila Aboulela, Yasmin Khan, Lena Merhej, Andeel, Asia Alfasi
Focus: London Arab Theatre
At the Young Vic: Now is the Time to Say Nothing
At the Cockpit: The Tree-Climber by Tawfik al-Hakeem
At the Bush Theatre: Nahda
At Rich Mix: Razor Sharp
At the Arcola Theatre: Love, Bombs and Apples
Plus many more events: For all information go to: http://www.shubbak.co.uk/
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Banipal and the Arab British Centre are delighted to invite you to:
Second Library Open Evening
– post Shubbak
Wednesday 29 July
panel discussion with publishers and literature promoters, with the
chance to browse through displays of latest works
With special displays of books in the library
• The 29 entries for the 2015 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
• Books in the Library by all the Shubbak authors
• The new Banipal 53 on The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer.
• The IPAF winners that are in English
Drinks & nibbles
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