The Astonishing Form: An Evening of Poetry from the Arab World

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Elias Khoury

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A celebration of the magic of poetry

A celebration of the magic of poetry – referred to by Mourid Barghouti as the ‘astonishing form’ – with a variety of radical, powerful and perhaps unexpected voices.

This event featuring performances and readings in English and Arabic (with translation) by Mourid Barghouti himself, the poet whose I Saw Ramallah won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature and was described by Edward Said as “one of the finest existential accounts of Palestinian displacement we now have”.  He is joined by multi- award-winning British Egyptian performance poet Sabrina Mahfouz; Iraqi poet Ghareeb Iskander, whose work engages ancient Sumerian myth and contemporary Iraqi reality; and Palestinian spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadeh, whose poems ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online within days of their release.

Hosted by UK based writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist Malika Booker.

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Details

Name: The Astonishing Form: An Evening of Poetry from the Arab World
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £8.00
Senior 60+: £6.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Under 18: £5.00
Friend of the BL: £5.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk