Adelaide Writers Week: The Eminence Grise of Arab Literary Culture

Writer, political activist and cultural commentator Ahdaf Soueif is the Eminence Grise of the Arab literary world. Over a 40-year career, she has published short stories, essays and a novel, The Map of Love, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2007, Soueif founded the Palestine Festival of Literature. Samah Sabawi, a Palestinian playwright and poet, joins Soueif to discuss her oeuvre and the context of her writing.



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