‘Horses of God’: Book Launch with Moroccan Author Mahi Binebine

Moroccan author Mahi Binebine’s first novel translated into English (by Lulu Norman), Welcome to Paradise, appeared last year to some acclaim (as here, here). Now, Binebine is launching his second novel to be translated into English, also by Norman, Horses of God:

mahiThe novel is out this month in the US from Tin House Books and in the UK from Granta.

Later this month, Binebine — also a well-known painter whose works are, among other places, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York — will be discussing Horses of God in London and Oxford.

The French original of the novel, Les Etoiles de Sidi Moumen (2010) won the Prix du Roman Arabe as well as the inaugural Mamounia Literary Prize of Marrakech. Translator of Horses of God Lulu Norman is also acclaimed, having been awarded the 2013 English PEN Award for outstanding writing in translation.

Events include:

April 23, 5:15 p.m.: Binebine discusses ‘Horses of God’ at St Anne’s College, Oxford – http://www.englishpen.org/venue/st-annes-college-oxford/

April 24, 6:20 p.m.: Binebine discusses ‘Horses of God’ at the Institute Francais, London. This event will begin with a screening of Les Chevaux de Dieu, a film inspired by the book. – www.institut-francais.org.uk

April 25, 6 p.m.: Binebine discusses ‘Horses of God’ at the Royal African Society, London – www.royalafricansociety.org


Portrait of Mahi Binebine on Qantara

Binebine’s official website