Literature Festival day 1: 3. Historical Fiction

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The author of Wolf of the Plains discusses his historical fiction ( Conn Iggulden)

History is where we’re from, what we are, and who we are. Reading about history, about real people, inspires others to persevere.

We all need to know about history, it simply teaches us not to make the same mistakes. But history is often presented as a serious of disconnected facts. They are mostly not humanized, so you wouldn’t be able to relate to the facts. This is where the History fiction fits in. It highly depends on historical facts, but it connects them with an amount of fictional writing. This humanizes the historical characters, approaches the readers with a capturing script, and delivers historical facts in an easy to ready novel frame. By that, more people are able to read and understand history.

This was reflected on in a later session in the day with Dr Youssef Zeidan on his novel: Al Azazil

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