29 December 2012

Online article about the al-Mutanabbi Street project

...on The Economist's books, arts, and culture blog. Read it at economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/12/al-mutanabbi-street-starts-here.

Personal stories bring the project close to us. "Lutfiya al-Dulaima, an Iraqi fiction writer now living in Jordan, wrote affectingly about the significance of the street to all writers. “I was a mere small woman without a place in this world. Then I was born on al-Mutanabbi Street the day my first book was published,” she writes. Ms al-Dulaima recently reported on the project for a Baghdad newspaper, but she says it is still little-known in Iraq."

The exhibition schedule, which now extends to 2014, is here.

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