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SWAYING BODIES: A Conversation with Ahmed Abdul-Halim & Dima Daly

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The MENA Prison Forum is pleased to host a discussion of the novella it recently published; “Swaying Bodies,” by Egyptian researcher and writer Ahmed Abdul-Halim, with illustrations by Syrian painter Dima Daly. Ahmed Abdul-Halim and Dima Daly will join the discussion, which will be moderated by Hana Jaber and Mina Ibrahim.

Language: Arabic with English Translation

Please register by mail: mina.ibrahim@menaprisonforum.org

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by 11:59 Beirut time.

Ahmad Abdul-Halim, an Egyptian writer and researcher born in 1995, wrote “Swaying Bodies” as a description of prison experience. While he claims the work is fictional, the visceral and sensory descriptions in the text render the reader deeply affected by the conditions described. Abdul-Halim’s words are additionally strengthened due to their accompaniment by illustrations of Syrian activist and painter Dima Daly. Whether this work is one of true fiction or a masquerading testimony of personal experiences, the reader is shown how prison ordeals indelibly change those who experience them.


MENA Prison Forum