Arabic Language and Dialect in Emirati Literature

Arabic Language and Dialect in Emirati Literature

10 Mar 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

 

How is Arabic spoken and written today and what influences affect this? How do dialects feature in contemporary Emirati literature? This panel will explore the ways in which Modern Standard Arabic is used and perceived by writers and their readers, and consider the position of Arabic literature in a context where many readers are reading in English. Salha Obaid is an award-winning short story writer, and member of the Association of Emirati Women Writers. Reem Al-Kamali is an author who has written on the wider use of Arabic in the UAE. They will be in conversation with translator and academic, Adam Talib.

 

Contributors

  • Salha Obaid

    Speaker

    Writer

    Salha Obaid is an Emirati writer. Her first book of short stories, Alzheimers, was published in 2010 and was translated into German the following...

  • Reem Al-Kamali

    Speaker

    Writer

    Reem Al-Kamali is an Emirati writer and novelist currently working as editor and columnist for Al Bayan newspaper. Her first published novel...

  • Adam Talib

    Speaker

    Translator, Lecturer

    Durham University

    Adam Talib is an award-winning translator of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Durham University. His most recent translation, Raja Alem’s The...

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