Book launch and reception for renowned Kurdish novelist Bakhtiyar Ali

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Periscope Books and Kurdish Culture Project are pleased to invite you to an evening honouring Bakhtiyar Ali, the foremost Kurdish novelist whose epic I Stared at the Night of the City was published in the autumn. The first major work of contemporary Kurdish literature to be translated into English, I Stared at the Night of the City is a masterful allegory of modern Iraqi Kurdistan, where everything – even the imagination itself – is bought, sold and controlled by a secretive elite: a state of affairs resisted only by a motley band of friends with uncanny abilities. 

Join translator Kareem Abdulrahman in raising a glass to Bakhtiyar at Burgh House in Hampstead, on Sunday 12 March 2017 at 18.30, and don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet one of the most compelling writers of the modern Middle East.

Admission fee: £ 5.00

Date and time: 12th of March 2017 at 6.30PM

Address: Burgh House, New End Square, London NW3 1LT

Nearest Tube station: Hampstead on Northern line

Buses: 46 and 268

To book tickets please click here

 

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