Science Fiction in the Arab World

Panel discussion

Sat 25 July 2015, 12.30pm

Literature · The British Library

Sophia Al Maria Between Distant Bodies, 2013 Video installation on 2 cuboglass TVs Still Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line, Dubai

Sophia Al Maria Between Distant Bodies, 2013 Video installation on 2 cuboglass TVs Still Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line, Dubai

Details

Sat 25 July 2015
12.30-1.45pm

The British Library

Conference Centre
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
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From utopian dreams to dystopian nightmares, could a new wave of Arabic science fiction spur us to reimagine alternative futures in the Middle East and beyond?

Sindbad Sci-Fi’s producer Yasmin Khan joins forces with Shubbak to beam up a stellar panel of visionary writers, including Egyptian Ahmed Khaled Towfik, author of Utopia, Iraqi Ahmed Saadawi, the author of the IPAF-winning Frankenstein in Baghdad and Iraqi playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak, author of a short story about an alien invasion of Baghdad.

Part of the Shubbak Literature Festival

Programme developed in partnership with Saqi Books and the British Library

Supported by British Council, Open Society FoundationsArab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFACInternational Prize for Arabic Fiction, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and Banipal