Palestine Festival of Literature: Ahdaf Soueif at TEDxIIMRanchi

Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestseller novel, “The Map of Love” (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999 and translated into 28 languages), as well as the well-loved “In the Eye of the Sun” and the collection of short stories, “I Think of You”. Ms Soueif is also a political and cultural commentator. A collection of her essays, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground, was published in 2004, as was her translation (from Arabic into English) of Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah. She writes regularly for the Guardian in the UK and has a weekly column (in Arabic) in al-Shorouk in Egypt. In 2007, Ms Soueif founded Engaged Events, a UK based charity. Its first project is the Palestine Festival of Literature. Ms Soueif has recently edited Reflections on Islamic Art (BQFP: 2011). Her account of Egyptian events, “Cairo: my City, our Revolution”, was published in January 2012. She is a recipient of the Metropolis Bleu and the Constantin Cavafy Awards (2012) and the first recipient of the Mahmoud Darwish Award (2010).

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