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Author Kader Abdolah in conversation with Joris Luyendijk

Kader Abdolah arrived in the Netherlands from Iran in 1988 as a political refugee. He started to write in Dutch and became one of that country’s most acclaimed writers. His novels The House of the Mosque, The King and My Father’s Notebook have been translated into over 30 languages.

Here, in conversation with Joris Luyendijk  he presents the English translations of two Dutch bestsellers:  The Messenger and his translation of the Qur’an.

In his novel The Messenger, based upon the life of Muhammad, Abdolah revisits his cultural roots. He sets out to portray him as ‘a human being, a man with dreams’.  With his new translation of the Qur’an, he makes the Islamic Holy Book accessible to both Muslim and non-Muslim readers.

Joris Luyendijk is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of Swimming with Sharks: My Journey Into the World of the Bankers.


Event details

  • Date: Wednesday 2 March 2016
  • English Spoken
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Doors open: 6.30 pm
  • Tickets: £10, students £5,-.
  • Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA
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  • March 2, 2016
  • Wednesday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Author Kader Abdolah in conversation with Joris Luyendijk

Wednesday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
March 2, 2016

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I'm excited to be part of the Dutch Centre team! I'm an Event Coordinator with a passion for bringing people together through cultural experiences. In my current role at the Dutch Centre, I manage all communication for our cultural events.
This includes creating content for the website, social media, and newsletters, as well as recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the events. As a Sponsorship and Raffle Donations coordinator I'm also actively involved in organizing the annual Dutch King's Day celebration in London. Prior to joining the Dutch Centre, I have over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, and communications. I've worked with a variety of organizations, from the Netherlands Film Festival to the Nederlandse Reisopera. In all my roles, I've thrived on creating successful events and using communication to connect with audiences.

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