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Shubbak Festival partners with Sindbad Sci-Fi

SCIENCE FICTION IN THE ARAB WORLD

PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

Sophia Al Maria Between Distant Bodies, 2013 Video installation on 2 cuboglass TVs Still Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line, DubaiCopyright: Sophia Al Maria Between Distant Bodies, 2013 Video installation on 2 cuboglass TVs Still Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line, Dubai

TICKETS

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
Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

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Programme developed in partnership with Saqi Books and the British Library

Supported by British Council, Open Society FoundationsArab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFACInternational Prize for Arabic Fiction, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and Banipal

Part of the Shubbak Literature Festival www.shubbak.co.uk

Check out the event highlights in this Twitter Storify:

 https://storify.com/SindbadSciFi/shubbak-festival