Friday 28th Jan 2011 | 7:30 pm
Join us at T2F for an evening of storytelling featuring the critically acclaimed writer and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi
Alf Laila Wa Laila, also known as One Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, is a collection of South Asian and Middle Eastern stories with a thousand year old history. These popular tales were told in public places for entertainment and we are reviving this tradition with storytelling sessions by author and translator Musharraf Ali Farooqi.
Musharraf Ali Farooqi is the author of the novel The Story of a Widow shortlisted for the 2011 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. His children’s fiction includes the picture book The Cobbler’s Holiday Or Why Ants Don’t Wear Shoes, and a forthcoming collection The Amazing Moustaches of Moochhander the Iron Man and Other Stories. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed translations of Urdu classics, The Adventures of Amir Hamza, and the first book of a projected 24-volume magical fantasy epic, Hoshruba. A selection from his translations of contemporary Urdu poet Afzal Ahmed Syed Rococo and Other Worlds was recently published by the Wesleyan University Press Poetry Series.
Visit Musharraf’s website at http://www.mafarooqi.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring children to this event as some stories contain adult content.
Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.