Born and raised in Beirut, Naji Bakhti graduated from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon, 2011). He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster (2012) and recently obtained a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. His works have been published in the Guardian and the New Statesman among others and he has been interviewed by the National, the London Magazine and the Middle East Eye. Between Beirut and the Moon (Influx Press, 2020) is his first novel.
Caroline Rooney - Professor of African and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Kent
Zeina Frangie-Eyres - Sandpit Arts
Madonna Kalousian - Ffellow at SEPAD at the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion at Lancaster University
Chair: Feras Alkabani - Lecturer and Co-Director of MENACS at the University of Sussex
Brighton and Hove
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Middle East and North Africa Centre (MENACS), University of Sussex