A few of upcoming online events:
PTC Online Workshops: Egyptian Arabic poet Mostafa Ibrahim. More here.
The Center of Greek and Arabic Literature and Culture (K.EL.A.L.P.) will host “Women in Greek and Arabic Poetry” starting at 19:00 (Greek time). Join via Zoom. Webinar ID: 998 0613 2805 and passcode: 799598.
The MENAWA book-group discussion of Layla Alammar’s The Pact We Made is set for March 18 at 5 p.m. UK time. Zoom details: Meeting ID: 741 2343 6837. Passcode: 9abXzk. More on Twitter.
Later in March
Adabiyat Book Club discusses Leila Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies. More here.
A conversation with Salman Abu Sitta, author of Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir (AUC Press, 2016), and Alessandro Columbu, lecturer in Arabic languages and cultures, University of Westminster. Abu Sitta will recount his story growing up in pre-Nakba Palestine, as well as his journey to become one of the most respected figures among Palestinian activists through the Palestine Land Society project. Register here.
On March 24 the student-run Arabic Lecture Series at NYU’s Kevorkian Center will host an event with scholar, poet and translator Mona Kareem titled, “على أطلال الأدب القومي: عن أدب يكتبه الغرباء” (On the Ruins of National Literature: Literature Written by Outsiders). More here.
Poet Najwan Darwish will be discussing his new collection of poetry Exhausted on the Cross in a discussion moderated by Founder and Director of the Cheuse Center, Matthew Davis. Register in advance here.
@ARCENational will host “Zikra: Remembering ‘Abd al-Halim Hafiz,” a presentation by Dr. Nicholas Mangialardi on the singer’s musical legacy & live performance of ‘Abd al-Halim hits by Egyptian jazz band. More here.
“Arabic Literary Prose, Adab Literature, and the Formation of Islamicate Imperial Culture” with Ahmed H. al-Rahim. From organizers: “This lecture, based on a chapter in the forthcoming The Cambridge History of World Literature, traces the rise of Arabic prose in the context of empire building and translation of Middle Persian and Graeco-Hellenic literature that transformed Arabic into a literary index of civilizational interconnectivity (with ancient Greece, Persia, Sogdia, and India) and thus into a language of world literature.”