Egypt +100 at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

9 Jul 2022 - 1.00AM - 4.00

Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Ahmed El-Fakharany, Paul Starkey and Robin Moger 

Tickets £4.00 / Pay What You Can 

 

An exclusive event in collaboration with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

 

In 2023 Comma Press will publish Egypt +100, a new anthology exploring the events of the 2011 Tahrir Square revolution through the lens of science fiction. Featuring stories set 100 years after that momentous ‘Arab Spring’ uprising, it will explore the snuffing out of that dream in 2013 and the return of authoritarianism through fantastical devices and the allegory of the future.

This special preview event will bring together featured Egyptian writers Mansoura Ez-Eldin and Ahmed El-Fakharany with their English translators Paul Starkey and Robin Moger in person and via Zoom. With readings and discussion, this event links Liverpool and Egypt, celebrating the importance of translation in connecting languages and ideas.