"The Joy of Arabic" in collaboration with the Library of Arabic Literature at the New York University - Abu Dhabi
Date: May 24, 2023, 17:00 - 18:00
Location: ADIBF - Aya Sofya Stage - Hall 10
Presenting the literary and cultural heritage of Arabic in other languages can be challenging for scholars and translators. But in spite of high barriers of language and culture, working on Arabic through the medium of other languages can be a rewarding endeavor. Among other things, it allows scholars to introduce new readers to the texts and traditions they love.
In collaboration with the Library of Arabic Literature at the New York University Abu Dhabi, a group of award-winning scholars and translators discussed why they find writing about and translating from this vast literary heritage so vital and rewarding, and how it has helped to broaden their own understanding of Arabic culture..