Narrating the Middle East: The DC Arab Literature Festival

May 17, 2022, 10:10 AM to May 18, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT

The Cheuse Center, in partnership with The Middle East Institute (MEI) Arts and Culture Center and the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF), are proud to present a two-day virtual literary festival, Narrating The Middle East: The DC Arab Literature Festival, Tuesday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

The festival features writers and poets from the Middle East. Panels explore the works and experiences of leading and emerging Arab authors and poets and the challenges of publishing and translating works from the Middle East.

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Featured Speaker: Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, most recently The Wrong End of the Telescope (Grove Atlantic, 2021), which won the prestigious 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Angel of History (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016), An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press, 2014), a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, the winner of the California Book Award, and a Washington Post, Kirkus, and NPR Best Book of 2014, The Hakawati (Knopf, 2008), I, The Divine (W.W. Norton, 2001), and Koolaids (Picador, 1998). He is also the author of a book of short stories,The Perv (Picador, 1999.) Alameddine received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002.

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