Thank you for those of you who joined us for the riveting panel discussion ‘The Rise of Arabic Literature in English?’ and we hope you had a chance to enjoy the other wonderful events hosted by the British Library!
We hope you can join us for the panel discussion ‘The Rise of Arabic Literature in English?’ on 25 July 2015 which is one of many wonderful events taking place between 11 to 26 July 2015 as part of the ‘Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture’ festival at the British Library in London.
Daniel Newman will be speaking about Arabic Erotica in the context of the growth in the availability of works by Arab authors in the English language in recent years alongside poet and novelist Sinan Antoon as well as playwright and novelist Selma Dabbagh in a panel discussion moderated by author Robin Yassin-Kassab.
For more details please see the the full website for the Shubbak festival here.
Join us for a talk on The Sultan’s Sex Potions at the Bradford Literature Festival on Saturday 23 May 2015.
The talk is part of over 150 events taking place between 15 – 24 May featuring ‘world renowned speakers, artists and authors’.
For more details, including a full programme of events and booking information, please visit the full website for the Bradford Literature Festival.
Daniel Newman appeared on the London-based Monocle 24 to discuss the newly-released The Sultan’s Sex Potions. Click here to listen to Edition 244 of The Monocle Weekly!
Daniel Newman’s critical edition and translation of The Sultan’s Sex Potions by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī is out now!
In addition to the translation the book includes an overview of Arabic erotic literature and a biography of the author.
Happy Valentine’s Day! To get you in the mood, check out the article in Foreign Policy by Catherine A. Traywick entitled ‘Do Not Despair, Ye Flaccid, Loveless Hordes’, on aphrodisiacs across the ages and cultures with examples from Medieval Arabic literature provided by Daniel Newman.
For more information, click here.