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Foto: The Poetess 2017

Date: 16.02.2019

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Location: Auditoriet

Price: 130/90 (stud.)

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Poetry captivating millions

Hissa Hilal from Saudi Arabia became world-famous as the first woman ever to reach the final of Million’s Poet, a TV programme based in Abu Dhabi. This talent contest, where participants read their own poetry, has been described as the Middle East’s response to Pop Idol/American Idol and has drawn tens of millions of people to their TV screens.

Hilal meets James E Montgomery, author, translator and professor of Arabic at Cambridge University, for a discussion on traditional Arabic poetry and its role in Arab society and popular culture.

The conversation will be held in English.

130/90,- (stud.)

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