Publishing event 31.5.2017: a new report on Arabic-Nordic literature
The new report on Arabic-Nordic Literary Field, produced by the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field will be published 31st May. Welcome to the publication event!
Place and time
Nordic Culture Point, Kaisaniemenkatu 9, 00171 Helsinki
31.5.2017 at 15-16:30
Due to decades of political and economic displacements, many repressed Arabic activists, authors, artists and intellectuals have found refuge in Nordic countries. Arabic literature produced in the Nordic region has gained international interest among contemporary literature scholars, literary festivals, prizes, journals and media. Additionally, the Arabic literature scene in the Nordic region has played a significant role in mediating literature between the Arabic and Nordic worlds, through translations and by organizing exchange programs.
We invite you to the publication event of Ahmed Al-Nawas’s new report on the Arabic-Nordic literary scene. The report is one of the outcomes of the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field. In the event, Ahmed Al-Nawas will present his report and literature researcher Olli Löytty will comment it and contribute with some of his own findings. Questions that will be treated include the role of Arabic language in Nordic literature including translations, possibilities of publication, Arabic language authors’ inclusion in the literary field and the distribution of literary works.
After the discussion snacks are served.
The language of the discussion is English.
Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field project
Culture for All
Nordic Culture Point