Jonathan Wright: Change and Continuity in Contemporary Arabic Fiction

10 November '21 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Jonathan Wright explores the odd case of Arabic literature; written in a language that few people speak, with a morphology that has hardly changed for more than a millennium

This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access.

Jonathan Wright draws on his own experience as a translator of contemporary Arabic fiction to examine and critique the assumptions that underpin a corpus of literature written in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), a language that no living person speaks as their mother tongue.

This is the annual Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize Lecture.


Online (hosted by the British Library)


Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize Lecture

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