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Poetry Reading by Mohsen Mohamed - translated by Sherine Elbanhawy


Mohsen Mohamed and Sherine Elbanhawy

Mohsen Mohamed is an Egyptian poet born in 1994. His first poetry collection about life in prison entitled مفيش رقم بيرد (Mafīsh raqam bīrudd/No One is On the Line) was published in 2020 by Dar El Meraya for Cultural Production, which won first prize for vernacular poetry at the Cairo International Book Fair as well as the Sawiris Cultural Award. Sherine Elbanhawy is pursuing a MA in Islamic Studies-Women and Gender Studies at McGill University. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She's the founder of Rowayat, a literary magazine showcasing Egyptian writers. She translated Mohsen's poetry which was published by Laertes Press in 2023. Elbanhawy will translator Mohsen's poetry (written in colloquial Egyptian Arabic). Sponsored by Duke Libraries, Laertes Press, Duke Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC), Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC), Duke English Dept., and Trent Grant


Global, Human Rights, Humanities, Lecture/Talk, Middle East focus, Politics, Reading, Research, Social Sciences