The University of Iowa

IWP Egyptian Writer to Present "Images of the Muslim World" Sept. 21

September 15th, 2010

Ghada Abdel Aal, an International Writing Program resident from Egypt, will be featured on “Images of the Muslim World,” Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

Abdel Aal will discuss Egypt and her writing, read from her work, and answer questions from the audience. She is a fiction writer and screenwriter whose novel “Aiza Atgawez” has been translated into several languages and adapted into a television series. The English translation, “I Want to Get Married!” is due out in October 2010.

“Images of the Muslim World” is a series of public discussions, lectures and film screenings illustrating the diversity of the Muslim world. It primarily focuses on aspects of culture, religion, society, geography, politics and history. Speakers include both local and visiting scholars and writers who give illustrated talks focusing on a particular region, country or topic within the Muslim world. Abdel Aal’s presentation will be the first of the 2010-11 series.

This event is sponsored by Middle East and Muslim World Studies, African Studies Program and International Programs.

For more information, contact Denise Filios at or 319-335-3451.