Sudanese authors & Banipal 55 at Waterstones Piccadilly on 14 June


Make a date on Tuesday 14 June to spend

an evening with Sudanese authors

Ahmad Al Malik and Tarek Eltayeb


Ahmad Al Malik    Tarek Eltayeb

These acclaimed and inspiring authors are invited
to London to talk about their work
and Sudan's literary scene today 

With readings from our latest issue,
Banipal 55 – Sudanese Literature Today

Waterstones Piccadilly Bookshop

203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

Reserve your place now by emailing

Ahmad al Malik is a prolific novelist and storyteller who combines folklore and myths with a keen sense of humour and a desire to communicate. A teacher and journalist, born in 1967, he is from Argo island on the river Nile, and now lives in The Netherlands. Autumn Comes with Safaa (2003), unravels, through his critical and poetic observations, the recent decades of Sudan’s civil war. It is his fourth novel, and now published also in Dutch and French translation. He lives in Amsterdam.

Tarek Eltayeb has published novels, collections of short stories, poetry, and plays. Born in Cairo to Sudanese parents he has lived in Vienna since 1984. He has two novels in English translation, Cities without Palms (2009), a highly topical tale of young Hamza’s desperate attempt to escape famine and disease by starting an odyssey of travel and migration, and its sequel The Palm House (2012), where Hamza struggles in Vienna against marginalisation, with both translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid.


Banipal 55 Front CoverALL WELCOME 
to Banipal 55's 
With Reception

Copies of Banipal 55 will be on sale on the night, or can be bought online beforehand here

Hosted by Waterstones and Banipal 

Supported by 
The Arab Weekly and 
The Dutch Literature Foundation 


This event is free but please reserve your place in store, 
by telephoning 020 7851 2400 
or emailing


For more on the event on Waterstones website click here

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