Iman Mersal discusses her astounding novel, contemporary Egyptian womanhood, and how translation takes words ‘to new languages and homes’ with poet and writer Mona Kareem.
In this event the acclaimed Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat discusses her new novel, translated into English by International Booker-winning translator Marilyn Booth.
Leading Syrian author Samar Yazbek joins the Edinburgh International Book Festival live from France to discuss the vital role of the imagination in the struggle for survival.
The Edinburgh International Book Fest is going on now through the end of the month. This year, events are free, and there are a number of Arab- and Arabic-literature-focused events.