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Paranormal Stories: Our Future Canon
Ahmed Nabil

Tuesday 19 October 2021
6 pm Amman Time

How significant is it to document paranormal accounts such as of Jinn and otherwordly beings in Palestinian villages and towns? Many people believe they have undergone such encounters. Eventually, we must consider such claims as part of our Arab and Palestinian heritage, not as myths and irrationalities but as supernatural histories in need of proper categorization. One day in the future, they might even be regarded as part of the Palestinian canon.

Jerusalem-based educator and artist Ahmad Nabil is preserving local folklore to help uncover the Palestinian community's fantastic, imaginative character and heritage. He is the founder and director of The Fiction Council.

The talk will be in Arabic.