|Mar 1||Karachi Literature Festival: 12.15 p.m. – 1.15 p.m
Maps of Belonging
Muneeza Shamsie in conversation with Ahdaf Souef
|Karachi Literature Festival: 6.20 p.m. – 7.10 p.m.
Keynote Speeches by Ahdaf Soueif and Harris Khalique
|Karachi Literature Festival: 2.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
The Deepening Crisis of the Middle-East
Ahdaf Soueif, Massimo Ramaioli, Shahid Amin, and Zafar Hilal, Khalid Banuri
Karachi Literature Festival: 17.00 p.m. – 18.30 p.m
|Feb 26||The Hay Festival: 4pm – Venue: The Theater: Ahdaf Soueif talks to Peter Florence|
|Jul 6||The Palestine Expo: "Gaza: The Great Return March"
|Mar 30||Mountain to Sea dlr festival, Dublin: with Lara Marlowe and Ahdaf Soueif|
Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF)
|Dec 15-16||The Times of India Literary Festival in Bombay:
The Nile as a Metaphor
Civilisation Rides the River
with Moin Mir, Anthony Acciavatti and moderator Ravina Aggarwal
Asia Society India Centre Celebratory Dinner
Safar Film Event, London
PalFest in London
Zoom meeting with English Majors at Millersville University:
|Dec 5||speak at War on Want: for an exhibition on Palestinian Memory
|Jun 10||16.30: PALFEST COMES TO BALHAM
|Jun 6||18:30: SOAS: Public Reading: Ahdaf Souief|
|Jun 2||Honorary PhD conferred at AUB|
|May 27||Hayfestival: Booking & Tickets
10 am: BBC Talking Books: This is not a Border: Ahdaf Soueif, George Alagiah
2:30: Ahdaf Soueif and The Winner
|May 23||19:30 - 21:00: Rathbones Folio Prize Readings|
Times of India LitFest, Mumbai
Urban Chromosomes - Do cities have a gender? With Gyan Prakash, Sharon Marcus and Nina Martyris
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Do I Dream in Arabic?
Dubai@Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
|Oct 4||5:30: In Conversation with Ahdaf Soueif, 7th Floor, New Broadcasting House|
|SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL LIBRO, TORINO|
|May 14||10:30: CAIRO TIMES|
|May 13||20:30: SCRIVI: SONO ARABO! Letture e musiche scelti dai versi di Mahmud Darwish|
|May 12||16:00 : LETTERATURA COME PATRIA, Raccontare il mondo oltre lo stato nazione|
|Mar 21||IMAGINING HOME: On Revolution: An evening of word and music exploring revolutionary ideals and their impact with an international gathering of writers and commentators from Ireland, Egypt, Libya, India and Europe.|
|Dec 8||19.00–21.30: British Museum : Coexistence and conflict: can Egypt's past inform the future?|
|Dec 2||7:30pm at P21 Gallery: 21 Chalton Street, London: Extraordinary Rendition|
|Aug 30||2:00pm: Talking about revolution: Ahdaf Soueif in conversation with Rachel Holmes|
3:00-3:50: Art and Activism: Ahdaf Soueif
|Jan 20||6:30pm: An evening with Ahdaf Soueif @ British Council Library
Prestige Takht, Kasturba Gandhi Cross Road, Bangalore
Hindu Lit for Life
3.40-4.30: In the Eye of The Sun Ahdaf Soueif in conversation with Salil Tripathi
5.10-5.55: Power To The People in Our Time: Ahdaf Soueif, Rajmohan Gandhi, Damon Galgut in conversation with Meena Kandasamy
|Nov 28||Mansfield Lecture Series: 17:00 - 18:00: Who decides what's real? Thoughts on narrative from Egypt and Palestine|
|Nov 27||6:30 p.m. @ Bookmarks: Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian Revolution|
|Sep 25||Russell Tribunal 2014- Press Conference|
|Apr 2||Donmar Warehouse
Impossible Conversations, Versailles: Ahdaf Soueif
|Mar 24||Royal Geographic Society
Lecture – Notes from the Egyptian revolution by Ahdaf Soueif
PalFest Comes to London
|Mar 14||The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
The Activist Humanities in a Global Context
|Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
15:00-16:00  Writing Place
18:30-19:30  Reflections on Art and Writing
19:00-20:00  Festival Reading Group: Readers Meet Writers
|Nov 22||18.30: Egyptian film: new perspectives on historical narratives
Ahdaf Soueif, writer and British Museum Trustee, introduces two short films, Sound from the Hallways (2012, 25 mins) and Two Faces in the Landscape (15 mins), that probe familiar narratives of Egyptian culture and history. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers of Sound from the Hallways, Lasse Lau and Mostafa Youssef, who will reflect on their atmospheric tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and how the their artistic decisions enable new realities to overlay the narrative of the grand halls of history.
£5, Members/concessions £3
18.00: ISCI's 4th Annual Lecture, London
DHAKA HAY FESTIVAL, Dhaka
3.15 - 4.15PM | ONE on ONE | Small Stage
5.30 - 6.30PM | ENDLESS REVOLUTIONS | Main Stage
Sharjah International Book Fair, Sharjah
2.00 South London University
2.30 Hard Talk, BBC TV
Columbia University Global Centres
|Sep 20||21:30 Reading Around the World
Centre Culturel Irlandais
We celebrate the inaugural Festival des Écrivains du Monde, with an international reading under the stars.
17.45 One-on-One within Peter Florence
|Jul 10||World Book Club BBC Karen Holden / Harriet Gilbert
|Jul 8||10.00 Bantry House Tearoom Coffee and Chat
|Jul 7||20.30 West Cork Festival|
|Jun 4||18.30 Columbia University Middle East Research Center Amman|
|May 5||18:00 Words on Water, Sawi Culture Wheel, Cairo|
|Mar 11||Presentation at the University of Malta|
|Mar 10||Keynote address at the European Writer's Conference "Mare Nostrum", Malta|
|Mar 9||Ahdaf will be doing various events at the Women of the World Festival on the South Bank, London
12:00 In Conversation
|Feb 26||18:00 Seymoure Center Events - York Theatre
|Feb 25||SYDNEY IDEAS
12:00 Guest of Margaret Throsby: The Midday Interview weekdays on ABC Classic FM.
18.30 The Shape of Things to Come
12.30 A Love Letter to Cairo
19:00 Opening address - ON ART and POLITICS
17:45 – Moderated talk on Cairo Uprisings – leading a global phenomenon with festival Director, David Sasoon Library, Mumbai (1 hour duration)
|Feb 3||TEDx RANCHI|
Session at Kolkata Literary Meet at the Kolkata Book Fair
JAIPUR Literary Festival
|Oct 2||Royal Society of Literature: From Words to Action
|Sep 21-25||A Room for London|
5X5: Tales of inspiration, adventure and intrigue including Simon Singh on the Enigma code; Kathy Lette on her latest novel; Patrick Hennessy on serving in Afghanistan; Ahdaf Soueif on Egypt and Kwasi Kwarteng on empire.
|Sep 15||The Arab Revolutions; What You Need to Know
The SouthBank Centre, London
|Sep 6||ESSE 2012, European Society For The Study of English biannual international conference
Bogazici University, Istanbul
The Edinburgh Festival:
|May 31||18.30 London School of Economics|
|May 30||Unity Theatre: The Arab Spring with Ahdaf Soueif|
|May 28||Asia House, London|
|May 25||Charleston Literary Festival with Jon Snow|
|May 24||7:00 pm Edward Said Annual Lecture at the British Museum, London|
|May 19||European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London|
|May 15||Ahdaf Soueif book-signing at Diwan Zamalek
|May 3-8||PALFEST GAZA|
|May 2||7:00pm: Caravan, CAIRO|
|Apr 29 - May 1||BQFP Translation Conference, Doha|
|Apr 22||4.30 Otawwa Festival: Interview with Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif in Montreal
MacLeans article. Gazette article.
Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal.
|March 24||Guardian Weekend, London.
Ahdaf discusses a tumultuous epoch in the Arab world with Waddah Khanfar, former director general of al-Jazeera. With the Guardian's former Egypt correspondent Jack Shenker, and chaired by Kath Viner.
|Mar 13||14.30 Skype talk with GAZA|
|Mar 12||"Wriring in a Time of Revolution". AUB, BEIRUT|
|Mar 9||Meeting Points, Athens|
|Mar 1||5.30 Cairo University, English Department Cultural Club|
|Jan 20||The Mosaic Rooms|
|Jan 19||7.45pm South Bank Centre, London|
|Jan 18||Woman's Hour: Ahdaf Soueif talks about her latest book Cairo: My City, Our Revolution.|
|Jan 17||7pm Frontline Club, London|
|Jan 14||Meeting Points 6, Berlin|
|Nov 21||Reflections on Islamic Art (Ahdaf Soueif ed.) launched in Doha|
|Nov 16-21||Sharjah International Book Fair, Arabic Litrature (in English)|
|Oct 7||19.00: Wimbledon BookFest|
|Oct 6||Launch for Caabu 500 Club with talk by Dr Ahdaf Soueif|
|Sep 30||Free Word, London: International Translation Day. Related article.|
|Aug 28||Edinburgh Book Fair: DEBATE: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY|
|Aug 27||Festival of Politics, Edinburgh|
|Aug 26|| Edinburgh Book Fair: AHDAF SOUEIF & HISHAM MATAR WITH ALLAN LITTLE
|Aug 20||The Bidoun Library Series at the Serpentiner gallery, London|
|Apr 30 & May 7||Global Room for Women|
|Apr 2-4||BQFP Translation Conference, Doha|
|Mar 31||Art sale at the Brunei Gallery in support of the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest)|
|Mar 30||In Conversation at the Frontline Club|
|Mar 18||The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC: Maximum India: Politics and Literature|
|Mar 17||6.30 CodePink event at Busboys and Poets Washington DC|
|Mar 11||Alwan NYC , (Video)|
|Mar 9||Columbia BookCulture Bookshop, In Conversation with Yvertte Christianse|
|Feb 26||Marching towards Tahrir: Revolutionary momentum from Sidi Bouzid to Benghazi
Conversation and analysis with Ahdaf Soueif and Gilbert Achcar
"In Conversation", the British Museum, London
|Feb 23||AlJazeera International: Riz Khan
BBC Radio 4 Four Thought
|Feb 22||Four Thought for the BBC at the Royal Society of Art|
|Jan 25||10:00 The New Non-Fiction|
15:30 Books that Made Me
17:00 Jaipur Festival: Imperial English
|Jan 23||17:00 Jaipur Festival: The Arab Novel Outside Arabic|
|Nov 11-14||" Our Shared Europe" - Literature
Seminar, at Seehotel Zeuthen near Berlin
|Nov 6||"Introducing Mourid and Tamim Barghouti",
Poetry International, The South Bank, London
|June 19||With Hisham Matar at the London Review
|May 29||With Henning Mankell at Hay-on-Wye
|May 27||Presentation: Fabricating the Truth:
the Politics of Representation
Palazzo Comitini (Sala Martorana), Palermo
|May19-20||Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing Launch and Conference, Doha|
|April 28||In Conversation with Samia Mehrez, Translation, American University in Cairo|
|April 12||In Conversation with Caroline Rooney, Literature and Modernity, Cairo University|
|Mar 23- Apr 2||India Tour – information from firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mar 15||Barnard College Symposium, Dubai|
|Mar 10-13||Emirates Airlines Book Festival, Dubai|
|Feb 28||Keynote Speech at International Publishers' Association Symposium, Abu Dhabi|
|Feb 7||Book signing at al-Shurouk Bookshop, Zamalek|
|Nov 26||Launched A World I Loved and introduced Mariam Said and Najla Said at the Mosaic Rooms, London|
|Nov 19-24||AiM Biennale, Morocco
|Oct 8||Launch: Egypt, the Moment of Change at SOAS|
|Oct 6||Wimbledon Bookfest
|Jul 30||Bloomsbury/Qatar Literary Club (London)
|Jul 11||Oxfam Bookfest (Cheltenham)|
|Jul 8||British Council Panel on Cultural Leadership|
|Jun 5-9||Venice, The First Palestinian Pavilion at the Biennale|
|May 22-29||PALFEST 09.
|May 6||"Literature as Resistance",
University of Hull, Annual Lecture
|Apr 17||University of Exeter conference: Britain and the Muslim World|
|Mar 30||Alwan for the Arts (NY):
Reading and Discussion:
Jean Genet's "Un Captif Amoureux" (Prisoner of Love) with an Introduction by Ahdaf Soueif
|Mar 12||Guest on the James Zogby show, broadcast
on LinkTV & AbuDhabi TV
Literary Celebration" Kennedy Centre, Washington DC.
|Mar 7||"In Other
Words: Expatriate Arab Literature" Kennedy Centre, Washington
|Mar 6||Judson Memorial Church, New York: "The
Art of Resistance: Culture and the Boycott of Israel",
Omar Barghouti and Remi Kanazi. Moustafa Bayoumi moderating. This is the closing panel of "Israeli Apartheid
Week" taking place in New York City and more than 40 cities around the world. Click here.
|Mar 5||Moderator: "Migration, Exile and the Search for Identity." Kennedy Centre, Washington DC.|
|Feb 23||Gala Opening "Arabesque:
Art of the Arab World," Kennedy Centre for the Performing
Arts, Washington DC.
Cairo Book Fair:
|Jan 23||Cairo Book Fair:
14.00 - 14.45: Literary cafe: Hall 15A, UK Stand
16.30 - 18.00: Panelist, Inspiration from Other Cultures
|Jan 22||Cairo Book Fair:
Chair, Engaging Young People with Ancient Egypt
15.00 - 17.15 Hall 15, 6 October Building
|Nov 24-28||The Map of Love on the Guardian Book Club, week1, week2 , week3|
|Nov 17||Royal Society of Literature, London, Panel on The Arabian Nights with Marina Warner|
|Nov 14||Guest Speaker, Welfare Association, Dubai, photo|
|Nov 6||Palfest 09 Launch, photo|
|Oct 6||Presentation at Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, Bahrain. photo|
|Jul 9||Hon DLitt from Exeter University
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Click here to listen to Ahdaf's speech
|Jul 5||"Literature as Resistance" with Jacqueline Rose|
|Jul 4||"Late at the Tate" with Francine Stock|
|May 25||Speaking for al-Mawred, Beirut|
|May 23||Speaking for al-Mawred, Cairo|
|May 16||'Front Row' review of Caramel (BBC Radio 4)|
|May 7-11||Palestine Festival of Literature.
|Apr 24||Introduces "Genet in Chatilla",
Palestine Film Festival, Barbican, London.
|Apr 18||Inaugurates the Palestine Film
Festival at the Barbican, London.
|Apr 4||Conversation at the Alhambra Hay Festival @ 12.00 - 13.00
|Mar 24||"Nightwaves" 22:15-23:00
(Radio 3) Ahdaf talks about Shamm el-Nesim
|Mar 18||Gives the Eton Award for best essay on Arab subject, Eton, UK.|
|Mar 10||Keynote address at
the International prize for Arabic Fiction in Abu Dhabi.
|Mar 5||The British International
School in Cairo presents an evening "conversation" with Dr.
Casbon Hall @ 7pm.
|Jan 15||Lecture titled "There is no 'I' " at the De Burne cultural centre in Brussels|
Palestine Solidarity Campaign Christmas Concert
|Nov 30||RHYTHMS OF PEACE CONCERT
SOAS Palestine Society & LSESU Palestine Society:
|Nov 8||Ahdaf took part in Question Time on BBC 1
|Jun 23||4pm: Memorial
to the Iraq War: Ahdaf Soueif at the Nash Room, ICA, London
|May 21||6.30 SOAS - Conversation with Omar al-Qattan,
Haim Bresheeth and Laleh Khalili
Khalili Lecture Theatre, Thomhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
|Apr 27||Opened the Palestine Film Festival,
the Barbican, London
Chaired the Q&A session following the screening of the film "SINCE YOU LEFT" by Director Mohammed Bakri - at Whirled Cinema, London.
|Apr 17||London Book Fair
Seminars - Wicked Issues 2 :
A Spotlight on Egypt: Cultural Bridges and the Translation of Arabic Literature
|Mar 17||Helped celebrate Diwan Bookshop's fifth birthday, Cairo Opera House|
|Mar 7||Book signing at the Diwan Bookshop, Cairo|
|Nov 26||Attended the Camden Palestine festival
3:00-6:00 pm .
This is a celebration of Palestinian culture and an opportunity to update activists on the situation in Palestine.
Mian speaker: Dr. Azzam Tamimi.
|Oct 31||Edward Said Memorial Lecture at University of Warwick UK.
|Oct 13||Reading (with
Palestinian poet, Mourid Barghouti) at
the Palestine Festival, Manchester.
|Oct 3||Reading for Wasafiri at the open University.|
|Aug 26||Reading from her work at the Victoria and Albert Museum.|
|Apl 21||Opened the Palestine Film Festival
at the Barbican, London.
|Apr 6||A public lecture at the American University of Cairo.
|Mar 30||A public lecture at the American
University of Beirut.
A benefit for MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians).
|Feb 9||The Amnesty International lecture at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.|
|Sep 10||Addressed the Freshman class of Georgetown University
|Jun 24||Ahdaf Introduced Barones Uddin at the Kufa Gallery on behalf of al-Multaqa al-Thaqafi al-Arabi.|
|Words Without Borders will be published in the Autumn. Ahdaf Soueif
introduces Hassan Khader and translates his essay "Splinters of Reality and Glass".
For Words Without Borders see: Click Here.
by Riverbend will be published by The Feminist Press,
New York in the Autumn. Preface by Ahdaf Soueif.
Riverbend's Blogspot is on Click Here.
For the book Click Here.
|Apr 26-30||Ahdaf Introduced Barones Uddin at the Kufa Gallery on behalf of al-Multaqa al-Thaqafi al-Arabi.|
|Apr 22||The Barbican, London. Inaugurate Palestine Film Festival
|Apr 13||The Lensic Theatre
for the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, USA. Introduce and Conversation
with Amira Hass.
|Mar 29||Spoke at the Doha Conference on the Novel and History|
|Mar 17||The Voice Box at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Introduce and Conversation with Helon Habila and Binyavanga Wainana, winners of the Caine Prize for African Writing. For Caine Prize Click Here.|
|Feb 26||Spoke at the Cairo Conference on the Novel and History|
|Feb 7||Al-Jazeera interview(Khairu Jalees) with Khaled al-Hroub and Amjad Nasser.|
|Jan||Ahdaf did a reading and discussion at the Cairo Book Fair. This was moderated by Muhammad Salmawi, Editor -in-Chielf of al-Ahram Ebdu.|
|Ahdaf held a discussion with the Reading Club in HM Prison, Wandsworth|