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