Two Women Writers from Syria: Rasha Abbas and Rabab Haidar
Rasha Abbas, writer, Rabab Haidar, writer. The discussion will be moderated by Alexandra Büchler, director of Literature Across Frontiers – European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate, Philippe Leclerc, UNHCR representative in Greece.
HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE / LITERATURE ACROSS FRONTIERS / UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
The war in Syria has caused a humanitarian crisis, forcing large numbers of people into exile, including writers and artists, many of whom settled in Germany where they became part of the Middle Eastern artistic diaspora. Two women prose writers, Rasha Abbas and Rabab Haidar discuss the challenges of finding a new home and a new creative environment in Europe while maintaining contact with their Arabic readers. The session is moderated by Alexandra Büchler, Director of Literature Across Frontiers, European platform for literary exchange and translation.