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Banipal Book Club hosts three 20-minute story-telling circles, each with a different story from a different Arab country, published in recent Banipal issues and books. These interactive performances begin with different members of the Banipal Book Club leading each circle and introducing each story with a short reading, complemented by a variety of Moroccan refreshments available throughout the evening.
Stories: Mordechai’s Moustache and his Wife’s Cats by Mahmoud Shukair, Black Kohl... White Heart by Mona al-Shammari, Ali the Red by Luay Hamza Abbas.
No knowledge of Arabic is needed, all texts are in English, with all three publications available on the night for free.
Banipal Books was established in 2004 to strengthen and expand the work of Banipal Magazine, the magazine of Modern Arab Literature, by publishing in book form works by contemporary Arab authors. www.banipal.co.uk