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Adelaide Writers Week: The Eminence Grise of Arab Literary Culture

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Adelaide

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 […]


Adelaide Writers Week: Politics in Fiction With Susan Abulhawa & Samah Sabawi / Chair: Beejay Silcox

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden King William Road, Adelaide

Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian-American writer, political activist and author. In her latest award-winning novel, Against the Loveless World, she chronicles the Palestinian struggle, the experience of statelessness and the spirit of resistance. Samah Sabawi is an award-winning playwright and activist whose work is a similarly powerful reckoning with a personal and political history of violent occupation, displacement and identity in the diaspora.