The riches of Islamic art celebrated by over 25 world-leading writers and thinkers from West and East. 25 leading writers and thinkers celebrate the riches of Islamic Art in a visually stylish volume produced with the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar and edited by Ahdaf Soueif, best-selling Booker-Prize shortlisted Egyptian-British novelist.
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Reflections is edited by internationally-renowned British-Egyptian author, Ahdaf Soueif, who has also guided the selection of the writers. She is the author of the bestselling The Map of Love, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999 and has been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2007 Ahdaf founded Engaged Events, a UK-based charity, which established the Palestine Festival of Literature (PALFEST). The contributors The contributors have been invited to the Museum from across the world: poet Adam Foulds, writer Anton Shammas, novelist Elif Shafak, historian Eric Hobsbawm, poet Ghassan Zaqtan, novelist Jabbour al-Douaihy, novelist Jamal Mahjoub, poet James Fenton, physicist and historian Jim Khalili, novelist Kamila Shamsie, mathematician and broadcaster Marcus du Sautoy, novelist Najwa Barakat, architectual historian Nasser Rabbat, former Museum of Islamic Art director Oliver Watson, novelist Pankaj Mishra, novelist Philip Hensher, novelist Radwa Ashour, author and essayist Raja Shehadeh, actor Riz Ahmed, poet Sarah Maguire, film director Shirin Neshat, writer Slavoj Zizek, journalist Sonia Jabbar, writer Suad Amiry, novelist Tash Aw, writer and broadcaster William Dalrymple, writer and photographer Youssef Rakha.Review:
Soueif has accomplished the task of shepherding these gifted contributors with great skill; the result is a luscious volume. Independent, UK (A) sumptuously illustrated volume New Statesman, US An elegant new book The National, UAE There are contributions of substantial interest, such as those of Marcus du Sautoy on symmetry, Shirin Neshat on Rustam's mother and Sonia Jabbar on an amulet of Shah Jahan. -- Jane Jakeman The Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M9992142804
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