Talking of Books Podcast

Arab World with Ahlam Bolooki and Tarek El Bolbol, 19.05.2018

Arab World 1: Bothayna Al Essa Festival Director read more

Arab World 1: Bothayna Al Essa Festival Director Ahlam Bolooki discusses novelist Bothayna Al Essa’s recent commencement speech at Kuwait University as well as Takween, her bookshop and publishing house. Arab World 2: Audiobooks in the Arab World This week, we spoke to Tarek Bolbol, CEO of Booklava Audio and discussing whether audiobooks are making an impact in the Arab world, importance of them and the challenges of the project he has undertaken. Arab World 2: Bothayna Al Essa Festival Director Ahlam Bolooki discusses novelist Bothayna Al Essa’s recent commencement speech at Kuwait University as well as Takween, her bookshop and publishing house.

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Castaway: Riz Khan, 19.05.2018

We all have books in mind that we read more

We all have books in mind that we couldn’t live without. From classics to modern, from adventure to historical, guest and international journalist/authorRiz Khan talks about what he would bring to a desert island including Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and Balthasar’s Odyssey by Amin Maalouf.

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Story Corner: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, 19.05.2018

ZélieAdebola hails from Orïsha, a land of magic read more

ZélieAdebola hails from Orïsha, a land of magic and enchantment but her life changes once the magic is stripped away. Zélie has a chance to bring back the magic and strike against the ruthless monarchy with the help of a rogue princess. Student Mishka reviews the gripping young adult fantasy story on the Young Reviewer.

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The Bookshelf: The Girl who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya, 12.05.2018

When Clemantine Wamariya was a child, her and read more

When Clemantine Wamariya was a child, her and her fifteen-year-old sister fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety while experiencing harrowing tragedies along the way. Her memoir show readers what life is like inside a refugee camp and how it has shaped her to this day.

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The Big Question - The Written World, 12.05.2018

Do books have an impact on our world? read more

Do books have an impact on our world? Author Paulo Lemos Horta discusses The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilisation by Martin Puchner. From Harry Potter to Homer, how has classic literature shaped world history?

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Castaway: Annabel Kantaria, 12.05.2018

Author and journalist, Annabel Kantaria picks her castaway read more

Author and journalist, Annabel Kantaria picks her castaway books this week. From The Passion Test by Janet and Chris Atwood to Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, she goes through her choices and why they in particular would accompany her to a desert island.

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