Kareem Abdulrahman: Translating Novels, Translating Experiences

Monday, March 26, 4:00pm

IMES Conference Room, Suite 512

1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Kareem Abdulrahman translated the first Kurdish novel ever to appear in English. The 2016 novel,I
Stared at the Night of the City, by Bakhtiyar Ali, tells the story of a band of friends led by a poet
who embark on an odyssey to find the bodies of two lovers killed unjustly by the authorities. In his
remarks, Abdulrahman will discuss his approach to translation, and the value such translations have
for bridging cultural and linguistic gaps between Kurds and the West.

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