Ahdaf Soueif - Sydney Ideas
Sydney Ideas presents

Ahdaf Soueif

26 February

 

Sydney Ideas is pleased to host an evening with Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, in conversation with the University of Sydney’s Lucia Sorbera. Soueif will discuss Egyptian literature and role of women in the Arab Spring, will read from her body of works, and sign books after the event.

Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestselling novel The Map of Love (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999 and translated into 28 languages), as well as the well-loved In the Eye of the Sun and the collection of short stories, I Think of You.  Soueif is also a political and cultural commentator and writes regularly for The Guardian in the UK and has a weekly column in al-Shorouk in Egypt. Most recently she has published her eyewitness account of the events in Cario during January 2011, Cairo: My City, Our Revolution.

Ahdaf Soueif is in Australia as a guest of the Perth Writers’ Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week.

Photo Credit: Ahdaf Soueif at the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2012, c Pascal Saez

 

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