SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Public Reading: Ahdaf Souief

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Date: 6 June 2017Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 6 June 2017Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: 30 Russell Square Room: 102

Type of Event: Reading

Part of the series ‘"It Was and it was not": Translation in Action

Marina Warner

Wen-chin Ouyang

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Ahdaf Souief is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator from Arabic (including Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah). Her acclaimed novels include In the Eye of the Sun (1993) and The Map of Love (1999), which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into 21 languages with over a million copies sold.  She is an activist and commentator on the Middle East, and writes regularly for The Guardian.  Her collected essays have appeared in Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground (2004) and Cairo: My City, Our Revolution (2012), which was reissued two years later as Cairo: A City Transformed.  She is the Founding Chair of PalFest.