The ‘New Generation’ of Writers

Experimental forms, renegade subjects

Sun 26 July 2015, 3pm

Literature · The British Library

New GenerationNew Generation

Sun 26 July 2015

The British Library

25 July, 11am


Across the Arab world the act of writing is changing – new forms of language are emerging and subjects previously seen as taboo are being tackled with increasing vigour.

Author, activist and cultural commentator Bidisha chairs a discussion with Syrian author Shahla Ujayli, who until recently taught Modern Arabic Literature at the University of Aleppo, award-winning Omani author Jokha al-Harthi and controversial Yemeni writer Ali al-Muqri, author of sexually and religiously daring novels such as The Handsome Jew and Hurma.

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

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