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Lancaster Litfest: Layla AlAmmar & Leila Aboulela, with Lindsey Moore

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kuwaiti-American author Layla AlAmmar and Sudanese-British writer Leila Aboulela read and discuss their fiction with Dr Lindsey Moore of Lancaster University. In the last decade, literature from the Arab world has blossomed in translation, with writers like Hanan al-Shaykh and Booker International winner Jokha Alharthi taking the limelight. The spotlight now falls on two women writers of Arab origin who each write in English.

Layla AlAmmar is the author of two novels, The Pact We Made and Silence is a Sense, just out in paperback. She is currently writing a PhD on Arab women’s fiction at Lancaster University.

Leila Aboulela’s books include the story collection Elsewhere, Home (winner of the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year Award 2019), and four novels of which the most recent is Bird Summons. She teaches at Aberdeen University.

Lindsey Moore is reader in Post-colonial Literature at Lancaster University and has published extensively on Arab world literature.

How to Watch: In person at The Auditorium, The Storey

Online via Crowdcast

Tickets: Attend in-person £8 (£6 concessions) or watch online £5

Online events will be streamed on Crowdcast. If you have purchased an online ticket, you can stream the event live, or catch-up for thirty days after the event.