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Award-Winning Novelist Leila Aboulela coming to Dubai

Talks and Readings Sheikh Zayed Road 14 Apr 19 19:00 PM
Award-Winning Novelist Leila Aboulela coming to Dubai
Bestselling Sudanese author Leila Aboulela is coming to Dubai on Sunday 14 April and she will discuss about her latest book, Bird Summons at the World Trade Club, Dubai.
AED 35 or AED 95
Event Location
World Trade Club, Dubai, Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road
Start Time
14 April 2019, 07:00 PM
End Time
14 April 2019, 12:00 AM

Emirates Literature Foundation will host award-winning novelist Leila Aboulela at an intimate in conversation evening event on Sunday 14 April at the World Trade Club, Dubai, where she will discuss her latest book, Bird Summons. The evening is the latest event in the Emirates Literature Foundation’s year-round programme which brings leading international authors to Dubai to talk about their work in an exclusive setting.

Leila Aboulela is a name that is rising on the literary map worldwide. An essential Arab writer, Leila renders a glimpse of her world in snippets of experiences, laden with conflict, convoluted political subterfuge and decades of dissonance and discord.

Aboulela’s first ¬novel, The Translator, has been marked as New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year. Her other works Minaret and Lyrics Alley were all long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her novel ‘Lyrics Alley’ was also Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Leila’s book of short stories Colored Lights was short-listed for the MacMillan Silver PEN award. Her work has been translated into 14 languages.

The Novelist will discuss her latest work with themes of belonging, identity, and being a Muslim woman today at the World Trade Club, Dubai on 14th April. This talk will take place at 7pm. Tickets are limited and cost AED 35, or AED 95 to include a signed copy of the book, Bird Summons.

Fr more information and tickets, email: [email protected]

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