Friday, 3 August 2012 – 10 pm
Mohab Nasr is an Egyptian poet and writer who was born in Alexandria and now lives in Kuwait. He published a book of poetry years ago entitled When a Bird Steals Your Eyes, making him a distinguished voice in the movement of Arab poets of prose. We will celebrate the publishing of his long-awaited collection of poetry entitled God, May You Give Us a Book to Read. During the Arab Spring he published many analytical essays on Egyptian society and its revolution.
In this discussion we will listen to Mohab recite new poems from his new collection. Mohab will also speak about his vision and opinions about the conditions of poetry and literature before and after the revolution, with a focus on the concept of the “Bully State and the Bully Society,” the title of his long essay that was published recently in Akhbar El Adab (Literature News). He will speak also about the state of the Muslim Brotherhood and his vision of what is called the Deep State. We will host a signing of his new collection as well.