Considering the decline in demand for Arabic poetry from publishers, did this push poetry to resign from its old roles, as a voice for the oppressed, the forgotten and the powerless? Did Arabic poetry quit the idea of change and the yearning for freedom, or did it take on new roles and forms? Is writing […]
Love and arms!
With the end of the Arab Spring, the dream of democracy has turned into a nightmare of violence in all its forms, including assassinations, terrorism, and coups. Join the Tunisian novelist Kamel Riahi, and the Egyptian-Canadian novelist May Telmissany, to discuss the reality of Arabic writing in exile today, and ask the question: do Arab […]
Tam Fam Lit Jam
Join exciting young Tamil authors Priya Guns and Akil Kumarasamy for an evening of readings and conversation with Nedra Rodrigo (aka “Evil Aunty”) at the Tam Fam Lit Jam. The conversation will be followed by a showcase of poetry, prose, dance and film featuring a range of vibrant emerging talent both local and global.
Both set in the not-so-distant future, Jason Guriel’s and Miquel de Palol’s new novels imagine worlds shaped by natural and man-made disasters. Playful in form and deeply imaginative, these two stories explore the impact of pop culture, humanity’s impact on the planet, and the enduring power of story to get us through the darkest of […]