Adult event

Tension & Tragedy: Huda Hamed, Selim Batti & Zayed AlMarzooqi

Event No. 9, 04-02-2021 17:30 - 18:30,
Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: Arabic with simultaneous English translation

Authors: Huda Hamed, Selim Batti, Zayed AlMarzooqi

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When painful memories and deep wounds ignite endless nightmares, leading to dark choices, fragile relationships can break down as soon as opinions differ. What happens when people – or fictional characters – are placed under such intense psychological strain? Our panel will shed light on the impact of suffering and conflict on characters living under the stress of discordant social beliefs, broken relationships, and lost identities, and explore the role of fiction in highlighting and addressing such burdens.

Huda Hamed is an Omani author, journalist and scriptwriter whose most recent novel is Ponder the Wolf Outside the Make-up Room. Writer, translator and literary critic Selim Batti’s novels include I Will Not Leave My Home, Phonograph and A Colorful Mourning Garment. Zayed AlMarzooqi is an Emirati writer whose latest novel is Nahj Kafeef.

Selim Batti will appear virtually.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.