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Writers at Manchester Met: Ahmed Sadaawi

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Manchester Met Geoffrey Manton Building

(Opposite the Commonwealth Aquatics Centre, Oxford Road)

Rosamond Street West

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Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed due to unforseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule for later in the year.

Manchester Metropolitan University is delighted to present an evening with Iraqi novelist, poet, screenwriter and documentary film maker Ahmed Sadaawi and his English translator Jonathan Wright.

Ahmed Sadaawi won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction and France’s Grand Prize for Fantasty for his novel Frankenstein in Baghdad. The novel tackles the afteratch of the American occupation of Iraq, following a nameless figure made from the remains of bombing victims seeking revenge against their killers. It was described by The New York Times as “a haunting allegory for sectarian violence”. Ahmed will be reading from and talking about his work, and answering questions from the audience. Refreshments will be available on arrival and copies of Ahmed’s books will be available from Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.


Ahmed lives and works in Baghdad – a UNESCO City of Literature. This special event celebrates Manchester’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature and is presented in partnership between the Manchester Writing School and Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies with support from the British Council. The event is free to attend and all are welcome but pre-booking via EventBrite is essential.


Date: Monday 5th February 2018
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Entry: FREE – but booking via EventBrite essential
Venue: Manchester Met Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, M15 6LL


Visit our websites and follow us on Twitter for news: Manchester Writing School: www.manchesterwritingschool.co.uk @mcrwritingschl; Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies: www2.mmu.ac.uk/english/gothic-studies @gothicmmu

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed due to unforseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule for later in the year.

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Rosamond Street West

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