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Global Arabic Humanities – Sheikh Zayed Book Award

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

In its ambition to connect with wider academic audiences, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is organising a series of four events between April and June in collaboration with SOAS, University of London, famous for its commitment to and its reach in the global south. Professor Wen-chin Ouyang, with her connections in North America, Europe and East Asia, will host and moderate the events, bringing to this series an additional multilingual and cross-regional flare. The interlocutors and guests include shortlisted and invited authors, translators, cultural thought leaders and scholars from around the world. All events will be bilingual (Arabic/English) and online.

Panel Discussion:

  • Prof. Wen-chin Ouyang (moderator)
  • Dr. Muhsin J. Al-Musawi – 2022 SZBA shortlistee for the category Arabic Culture in Other Languages
  • Adam Talib – literary translator, co-editor of Middle Eastern Literatures, and scholar of Arabic culture
  • Prof. Xue Qingguo – professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University