MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World

Ahdaf Soueif & Adania Shibli

2012, March 9
Upper Stage
The writers Adhaf Soueif and Adania Shibli speak with Kostis Papaioannou.
Free entrance
Common Grounds and Belongings: A critical look at the Civic. The writers Ahdaf Soueif (Egypt/London) and Adania Shibli (Palestine) speak with Kostis Papaioannou.

The session is part of the Conversations: Revolutions of the Present of Meeting Points 6.

Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestselling The Map of Love, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1999. Ms. Soueif is also a political and cultural commentator. A collection of her essays, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground, was published in 2004. Her translation (from Arabic into English) of Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah also came out in 2004. She lives with her children in London and Cairo.

Adania Shibli, born in Palestine, has published short stories and essays in such literary magazines as Ramallah’s Al-Karmel, the Beirut literary periodicals Al-Adaab and Zawaya, and Alexandria’s Amkenah. Many of these pieces have been translated into French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Korean, and English. Her play The Error has been staged at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London, and at the New World Theater in Amherst, Massachusetts. Shibli is currently living in Berlin where she has a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

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