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  • Youth Day: Arabic Literature

    Arabic literature is renowned for its lyrical prose and romanticism, its intersection of tradition and modernity, and the ever-increasing universality of the stories borne from those whose hearts and minds are deeply rooted in the Middle East. Two accomplished novelists – Saud Al Sanousi and Zahran Al Qasmi – gather for an expansive conversation about the state of Arabic literature and their own writing journeys, the setbacks and challenges they faced on their paths to success and what the future holds for them and their profession.


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