What does the future hold for the people of Palestine? It is not merely a political or identity question. The Palestinian question has currently taken on such proportions that it also explores the limits of the imagination. Respectively living in Reykjavik and Berlin, Mazen Maarouf and Adania Shibli join us during a weekend on ArabFututurism to explore the futures of Palestine literature.
Adania Shibli has been present in the Arabian literary scene since 1996, resulting in the Young Writer’s Award of Palestine, twice, and has been nominated among the 39 best Arab writers under 40 in Beirut.
Mazen Maarouf is a Palestinian-Icelandic author, poet, translator and journalist. He is the son of Palestinian refugees. He has already published three collections of poetry that have been translated into numerous languages. His recently-published collection of short stories, Jokes for the Gunmen, has been praised by readers and press alike.