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Najwa Barakat

Najwa Barakat is a Lebanese-French novelist who splits her time between Paris and Beirut. She wrote seven novels: one in French and six in Arabic. She moved to Paris in 1985 after completing her studies in theatre at the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut and cinema at the French Film Institute. Along with producing cultural programming for Radio France Internationale and the British Broadcasting Network, she worked as a freelance journalist in Paris for several Arab newspapers and magazines. She has written and directed several documentaries, cinematic scripts and episodes of an Al Jazeera cultural program.


Barakat established the ground-breaking 'Expertise: How to Write a Novel?' workshop in Beirut in 2009, which accepts gifted writers of all ages and Arab nations. More than 23 novels – some of which were published with the world's top publishing houses and won literary awards – were published thanks to the workshop. She relocated to Qatar in 2022, where she is employed as a creative producer. She later took over as Al-Arab Two Channel's cultural editor. She hosts a weekly cultural program called Readings and works as a producer, editor and presenter.

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    Humanity After War

    Sarah Al Sarraf discuss with Najwa Barakat how war proves fertile ground for sowing the seeds of great stories – and challenges us to remember the human stories at their centre.


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    The Good Old Days

    Writers Saud Al Sanousi, Najwa Barakat and Abdulaziz Almusallam reminisce about an era gone but hardly forgotten – the eighties and nineties.


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