An Evening with Frankenstein in Baghdad Author Ahmed Sadaawi, 5th Feb


Writers at Manchester Met: Ahmed Sadaawi

The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies and the Manchester Writing School are delighted to present an evening with Iraqi novelist, poet, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker Ahmed Sadaawi and his English translator Jonathan Wright.

Monday,  February 5th, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT

Ahmed Sadaawi won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction and France’s Grand Prize for Fantasy for his novel Frankenstein in Baghdad. The novel tackles the aftermath of the American occupation of Iraq, following a nameless figure made from the remains of bombing victims seeking revenge against their killers.

In an event celebrating Manchester’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature, Sadaawi will be reading from and talking about his work, as well as answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of his work available to purchase from Blackwells at the event.

For more events from Manchester Met’s Arts and Humanities department, including free film screenings, poetry readings and a pop-up protest, check out RAH!’s Spring 2018 programme of events

Geoffrey Manton Building
(Opposite the Commonwealth Aquatics Centre, Oxford Road)
Manchester Metropolitan University
Rosamond Street West
M15 6LL

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