Panel discussion: A closer look at Arabic literature in Europe
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This event is hosted by Lagrange Points Brussels and it is dedicated to shed a light on Arabic literature in Europe, with a special focus on Belgium and the Netherlands.Speakers:
Lore Baeten (BE) is visiting language professor for Arabic at the College of Europe. She is specialized in the Middle-East and holds a Masters degree in Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Ghent University. Afterwards she continued studying at INALCO in Paris (FR), DEAC in Cairo (EG) and IFPO in Damascus (SY), where she lived and worked for 4 years. She teaches Arabic linguistics at the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven University, Belgium. She also works as translator and is board member of Moussem Nomadic Arts Center and Lagrange Points.
Nisrine Mbarki (1977) is a writer, poet and translator. She teaches philosophy and literature in primary schools. She completed a writing course at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and studied philosophy in Tilburg. In 2004 she won the El Hizjra prize for poetry.
Feras Abo Dabboseh is the founder and director of Lagrange Points, a Brussels based Arabic bookshop, cafe and cultural centre. In this setting, he collaborates with different leading cultural institutions in Brussels and Europe on a number of projects.He has a Master's degree in Political Science from Universite Libre Bruxelles.This panel discussion will be moderated by Youssra Addou, she is a Journalist with a specialisation in the Middle East for RTL news and she is a Linguist in Standard Arabic, English and Dutch.During Freedom Book Fair, the Brussels-based organisation Lagrange Points will set up a pop-up bookstore in the Migratie Museum.
From Thursday 2 May till Saturday 4 May you can visit for a drink and immerse yourself in Arabic literature. For the whole programme have a look at Freedom Book Fair - The Hague.Time & Location: 20:45 – 22:00, Huiskamer, Migratie Museum Language: English Entrance Free