On the theme »Writing (in) Exile: A Forum on Literature, Writing and the Experience of Exile«, a Symposium will take place from July 10-11, 2017 at the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The event is dedicated to exploring the relationship between the act of writing and the lived experience of migration, forced or voluntary displacement, and exile in Arabic literature and host cultures.
Writing (in) Exile: A Forum on Literature, Writing and the Experience of Exile
On July 10-11 2017, the Symposium »Writing (in) Exile: A Forum on Literature, Writing and the Experience of Exile« will take place at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Berlin. The event will include conversations, readings and panel discussions with European and Arab academics and writers.
For over half a century now, exilic literature by writers from the Arab world to Europe or the Americas has come to embody a vast, polyphonic and diverse genre, that has blurred, changed, and expanded the boundaries of Arabic and other literatures. The Forum is organized by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME).
The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Arabic, German and English, with simultaneous translation. The papers contributed by the participants will be made available on AFAC and EUME websites.
Please find more information here.