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Hala Alyan

Hala Alyan is the author of Salt Houses, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award, as well as The Arsonists’ City, which was shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. She has also authored five award-winning collections of poetry, most recently The Twenty-Ninth Year and the forthcoming The Moon That Turns You Back. Her work has been published by the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets, the New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her family, where she is a clinical psychologist and professor at New York University

Hala Alyan

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    It's Complicated: Tales of Family and Home

    Mai Al-Nakib (An Unlasting Home), Hala Alyan (The Arsonist’s City) and Awais Khan (Someone Like  Her) discuss their novels in which characters navigate complicated personal, political and cultural milieu.

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    75.00 AED

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    Desert Stanzas

    An annual highlight in the Dubai cultural calendar, Desert Stanzas is the Festival’s unforgettable night of celebration and rapture featuring poetry and spoken word from around the world.

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    425.00 AED

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    Opening Gala: Imagine This

    Begin your festival with an extraordinary night of readings and performances from some of our most imaginative and stirring speakers. The 2024 First Chapter ELF Seddiqi Fellows will also be announced.

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    100.00 AED


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