Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- “The past as propaganda: Mongol ‘World History’”.
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Six Pillars Broadcast- “The past as propaganda: Mongol ‘World History’”.

Wednesday Jan 18th 9pm, repeats Friday 20th January 3.30-4pm The first of a 2 part series from the British Academy “The past as propaganda: The Mongol ‘World History’. Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA FRSE, discusses the fragmentary copy of Rashid al-Din’s World History held in the University of Edinburgh’s Library. An extreme rarity, huge in size, … Continue reading