Banipal Book Club

Banipal Book Club: The Banipal book club returns to discuss 'The Bamboo Stalk' by Kuwaiti author Saud Alsanousi, a story that won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2013 and the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation in 2016. The Bamboo Stalk, Alsanousi’s second novel, follows the half-Filipino, half-Kuwaiti teenager Jose as he moves to the Gulf, where he comes to face prejudice and injustice as he tries to find a place for himself in the world.​ Translated by the award-winning Jonathan Wright, he will be present to join the book club for the evening. Taking place on 23 May, 2017 at the Meetings Room & Library, Arab British Centre,1 Gough Square, London EC4 A 3DE​. This is a free event but RSVP to: