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The Kutub Bilarabi Book Club at the Archive in Dubai

The Kutub Bilarabi Book Club at the Archive in Dubai

Image: The Archive Dubai

Welcome to the Kutub Bilarabi, or 'Arabic Bookclub', celebrating literature written in the region's mother tongue

A charming new initiative held within Safa Park in Dubai is the Kutub Bilarabi – a literary circle that reads works by Arab authors that are also mainly published in Arabic, and for which an English translation is available.

Kutub Bilarabi has undertaken a mission to seek to support Arabic literature in many ways, and to challenge the local readership (made up of both English and Arabic speakers) to consider a broad range of Arab writers as well as to hold critical cross-cultural conversations that help bring together diverse thought and stir challenging conversation.

This month's read is The Trench by Saudi author Abdul Rahman Munif, and the grop will meet this Monday May 5, 6–8pm.