• Confluence Reading Group: Second Edition, Arabic Language

Jameel Library’s winter programming includes a second edition of its popular ‘Confluence’ reading groups led by artist Noush Anand (English) and translator, critic and blogger Hafsa Hariga (Arabic). The sessions are based on a bibliography curated by Omar Berrada as part of ‘Research Studio: Confluence’ which took place at Project Space Art Jameel in June 2018. The groups are free, and open to all who are curious about how stories shape us.

To register, please email your full name and language preference to [email protected]. Each group is open to 15 participants, on a first-come first-served basis. Participants are expected to commit to the reading material and to attend all sessions, as places are limited.

The reading groups are entirely free of charge, however, participants who do not bring their own reading materials are asked to purchase the featured books which can be provided upon request.

Arabic-language reading group (led by Hafsah Hariga)

December 15 ,  December 22,  January 12 , January  19 and  January 26 (4pm-6pm)

The collection of readings investigate questions of language and translation and their effects on meaning.

For assigned readings, please click here

Hafsa Hariga is a translator, critic and blogger. She runs her own blog, rohalyasmine, about modern Arabic novels, and in particular, novels nominated for International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Hafsa has been a moderator at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for the last two years and currently works as a translator for Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm. Her love of writing started in her youth and in 2007, she won a Gold Medal in a youth writing competition held by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture for her short story, I Am the Son of a Sunny Land.

For information on the English language reading group, please click here.