Arab Writers in Translation: Naguib Mahfouz in October

“You can’t understand Egypt without Mahfouz—without his characters, with whom every reader, Arab or not, can identify.”

—Tahar Ben Jelloun

For our next discussion of Arab Writers in Translation, we will consider the short novel by Egyptian novelist and Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, Karnak Café.

We meet on Wednesday 24 October from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma (1077 South Newstead).  Potluck dinner begins at 6, discussion at 6:45.

In February, we considered Nawal El Saadawi’s Memoirs from the Women’s Prison, in April, Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun & Other Palestinian Stories, and in July, Hanan Al-Shaykh’s The Story of Zahra.

Please invite a friend to join us!

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