Shubbak at the British Library

Two days of inspirational Arab literature

15–16 July 2017
British Library

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British Library

British Library

Details

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017
Various times

Tickets

Single event ticket: £8 / £6 concs
One day: £16 / £14 concs
Both days: £24 / £22 concs

British Library

Knowledge Centre
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
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Saturday 15 July, 12.30–1.45pm

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Weaving a Magic Carpet of Poems

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, 2.30–3.30pm

Children’s poetry workshops with Sabrina Mahfouz.
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Rasha Abbas

Saturday 15 July, 4–5pm

Syrian writer Rasha Abbas presents a narrative framed by tarot cards.
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Keepers of the Flame

Saturday 15 July, 5.30–7pm

Celebrated poet Malika Booker hosts four mesmerising poets for bilingual performances of their work.
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The Waking Nightmare

Sunday 16 July, 1.30–2.45pm

Three writers working in post-revolutionary Egyptian dystopias.
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Under the Radar

Sunday 16 July, 3.15–4.30pm

Women writing from outside the Arab literary mainstream.
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Susan Abulhawa

Sunday 16 July, 5.30–7pm

Multi award winning Palestinian-American novelist Susan Abulhawa in conversation with Gillian Slovo.
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Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics, cartoons, caricatures and graphic novels in works taken from the British Library’s collections.
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Shubbak Literary Collaborations

Shubbak is collaborating with leading international literature publications to publish new works from a selection of groundbreaking festival artists.

Words Without Borders

Digital magazine Words Without Borders has published newly translated works including political nonfiction from Egyptian Basma Abdel Aziz; an extract of Nadia Alkokabany’s new novel about the Yemeni revolution; an extract of Mohamed Abdelnabi’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction-shortlisted gay Egyptian novel; and a short play by seminal Libyan playwright Mansour Bushnaf. This special feature is now live on  wordswithoutborders.org.

Modern Poetry in Translation

Modern Poetry in Translation’s summer issue will include a Shubbak focus on Arabic-language poetry, with new work from the poets appearing at the festival, including the festival’s new commission by Golan Haji, in translation by Stephen Watts, as well as a conversation between the literary programmer Alice Guthrie and a poet participant. A range of podcasts and recordings will accompany the magazine.
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Shubbak at the British Library is presented in partnership with the British Library with support from the British Council, The International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, The British Institute for the Study of Iraq, Modern Poetry in Translation, Words Without Borders and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.