Public Lecture | The Egyptian Novel: Narrating the Revolution – Nael el-Toukhy
The Egyptian Novel: Narrating the Revolution
Nael el-Toukhy, Egyptian novelist and translator
The author will present an overview of Egyptian literature over the past 20 years with a special focus on how he and other writers narrate the 2011 revolution through their characters. The presentation will be followed by Q&A, where students will have the opportunity to ask questions about relevant language and cultural topics and about the writer’s work in specific.
This lecture will be in English and it is open to the public, university staff members and students.
About the speaker
Nael el-Toukhy is an Egyptian novelist, essayist, journalist and Arabic translator of Hebrew literature who is currently based in Berlin, one of the main hubs for Egyptian and Syrian writers and intellectuals today. He has published two novellas and three novels in Arabic. The English translation of his second novel, Women of Karantina (AUCPress, 2014), was longlisted for the fiction prize of the 2015 FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards. His most recent novel, Out of the Gutter, was published in Arabic in 2018.
Nael el-Toukhy will be participating in the World Literatures and the Global South Conference at the University of Sydney on 23–25 August 2019.
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