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Poetry International London 28 Oct to 7 Nov

Poetry International London
focuses on Palestine and the Middle East, hosting poets from around the world on the theme of imagining peace.

Among the performers, the poets published by Banipal include:

Ramsey Nasr, Poet Laureate of the Netherlands (Dichter des Vaderlands), has two performances at the Festival. His first book in English translation is just published by Banipal Books – Heavenly Life – Selected Poems.
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Nujoom al-Ghanem, from the United Arab Emirates, whom some will have seen earlier this year at the Ledbury Poetry Festival or the London Literature Festival, is making a return visit. Also Nathalie Handal, Elmaz Abinader and Lisa Suhair Majaj – three Arab American poets. These four poets have works published in Banipal 38 – Arab American Authors.
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Adonis and Fadhil al-Azzawi. Works by these major Arab poets, from Syria and Iraq respectively, are in the current issue Banipal 39 – Modern Tunisian Literature.
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Heavenly Life, Banipal 38 – Arab American Authors and Banipal 39 – Modern Tunisian Literature are also on sale at the Foyles Festival Bookshop.


THE EVENTS AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE ARE:

4.00pm Sunday 31 October 2010
Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Elmaz Abinader, Paul Durcan, Paul Muldoon, and Lisa Suhair Majaj


4.00pm, Saturday 6 November 2010

St. Paul’s Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Level 6

Fadhil al-Azzawi, Nujoom al-Ghanem and Ramsey Nasr. Chaired by Greg Mosse

Margaret Obank, Nujoom al-Ghanem, Fadhil al-Azzawi and chair Greg Mosse. Banipal Publisher Margaret stood in for Ramsey Nasr after he was held up following problems with his flight coming from a week touring with the Winternachten events in Turkey.


7.00pm, Saturday 6 November 2010

St. Paul’s Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Level 6

Jasmine Donahaye, Adam Foulds, Nathalie Handal and Ramsey Nasr

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Ramsey Nasr signing copies of his book 'Heavenly Life'

4.00pm, Sunday 7 November 2010

St. Paul’s Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Level 6

Adonis and Yang Lian

 

Published Date - 28/10/2010