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September 2023

Bachtyar Ali at the Toronto International Festival of Authors with Jalamuddin Aram

September 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Toronto International Festival of Authors, 235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Bachtyar Ali, author of The Last Pomegranate Tree, will speak with documentary filmmaker and writer Jamaluddin Aram in a conversation moderated by Ann Yu-Kying Choi this September at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Translator Kareem Abdulrahman will serve as interpreter during this conversation. Ali’s The Last Pomegranate Tree follows one man’s desperate quest to reconnect with his only son in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s rule; in Aram’s Nothing Good Happens in Wazirabad on Wednesday, a cast of memorable characters struggle to…

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Bachtyar Ali with Kareem Abdulrahman at Bard College

September 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - September 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
Bard College, Campus Rd
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY United States
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Iraqi Kurdish novelist Bachtyar Ali, author of The Last Pomegranate Tree, will speak with translator Kareem Abdulrahman this September as a part of Bard College's guest lecture series. Ali and Abdulrahman will reflect on the politics of translating Kurdish literature in the contemporary world, and their relationship as novelist and translator. Bachtyar Ali was born in 1966 in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq. In 1983, he was injured during a student protest against Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath party, and the experience inspired him…

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Bachtyar Ali and Ranjit Hoskote at Busboys and Poets

September 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC United States
Free

Bachtyar Ali, author of The Last Pomegranate Tree, and translator Kareem Abdulrahman will be joined by Ranjit Hoskote, author of Icelight, at Busboys and Poets to celebrate the launch of their books and discuss the scholarship of languages past and present. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. You can reserve your free ticket on the Busboys and Poets website. Bachtyar Ali was born in 1966 in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq. In 1983, he was injured…

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October 2023

A Reading and Conversation with Bachtyar Ali and Margaret Litvin at Boston University

October 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - October 4, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road
Boston, MA United States
Free

Bachtyar Ali, author of The Last Pomegranate Tree, and translator Kareem Abdulrahman will be in conversation with World Languages & Literature professor Margaret Litvin to celebrate the recent publication of Ali’s The Last Pomegranate Tree—“a phantasmagoric warren of fact, fabrication, and mystical allegory, set in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s rule and Iraq’s Kurdish conflict." You can reserve your free ticket on Boston University's website. Bachtyar Ali was born in 1966 in Sulaimaniya in northern Iraq. In 1983, he was injured during…

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