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

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden King William Road, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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.


Adelaide Writers Week: The Eminence Grise of Arab Literary Culture

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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 […]