Shubbak Festival

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!

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Join us at the Shubbak Festival on 25 July 2015

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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.

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The Bradford Literature Festival

Thank you for those of you who joined us for the discussion between broadcaster Abdul Rehman Malik and Daniel Newman on The Sultan’s Sex Potions.

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Bradford Literature Festival: Saturday 23 May

BradfordJoin 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.

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Arabic Erotica on Radio Monocle

MonocleDaniel Newman appeared on the London-based Monocle 24 to discuss the newly-released The Sultan’s Sex PotionsClick here to listen to Edition 244 of The Monocle Weekly!

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The Sultan’s Sex Potions: OUT NOW!

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.

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Arabic Erotica in Foreign Policy

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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.

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Podcast: Does the Arab Spring Need a Summer of Love?

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Mosaic Rooms for the panel discussion with Brian Whitaker, Malu Halasa and Shereen El Feki.

For those who didn’t have the chance to attend, you can listen to the panel discussion by clicking on the links below:

   Part 1 (Panel Discussion)

          Part 2 (Q&A)

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Does the Arab Spring need a Summer of Love?

Summer of LovePanel discussion on sexuality in the Arab World in the Mosaic Rooms in London on 6 November 2013 at 7 pm.

For more information, click here.

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Welcome

Gerome BathWelcome to the wonderful world of mediaeval Arabic erotica!

I’m working on a long-term project which will result in the translation and/or edition of classical Arabic erotic works, the earliest dating from the 9th century A.D. The site will give you some details about the background, history and literary genres dealing with sexual practices, hygiene, etc., as well as about the books I’m preparing at the moment, all of which will be published by Saqi Books, in London.

 

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