SCIENCE FICTION IN THE ARAB WORLD
SAT 25 JULY 2015, 12.30PM | THE BRITISH LIBRARY
From utopian dreams to dystopian nightmares, could a new wave of Arabic science fiction spur us to reimagine alternative futures in the Middle East and beyond?
Sindbad Sci-Fi’s producer Yasmin Khan joins forces with Shubbak to beam up a stellar panel of visionary writers, including Egyptian Ahmed Khaled Towfik, author of Utopia, Iraqi Ahmed Saadawi, the author of the IPAF-winning Frankenstein in Baghdad and Iraqi playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak, author of a short story about an alien invasion of Baghdad.
Copyright: Sophia Al Maria Between Distant Bodies, 2013 Video installation on 2 cuboglass TVs Still Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line, Dubai
Tickets: £5/£4 over 60s/£3 students and other concessions
Day Pass: £15/£12 over 60s/£10 students and other concessions
Weekend Pass: £26/£20 over 60s/£16 students and other concessions
Booking fees may apply
BOOK ONLINE: http://www.bl.uk/events/shubbak
or call: 01937 546546
VENUE: The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Part of the Shubbak Literature Festival www.shubbak.co.uk
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