Dragging the chains of memory
Join us in a conversation with two young Arab writers: Mazen Maarouf, a Palestinian-Icelandic writer, and poet whose short story collection “Gunmen’s Jokes” was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2019, and Mohamed Khelifi, a Tunisian writer and lawyer based in New York, whose novel “Flee” was awarded the Rambourg Award. In this […]
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 […]