Sharjah International Airport passengers left for various parts of the world last Thursday, carrying free books they chose on a variety of topics. These books were brought in as part of the ‘Travel with a Book’ event organised by Sharjah-based Knowledge without Borders (KwB) initiative for airport passengers and employees, which accented the usual scenes at this busy airport with a string of memorable cultural happenings.
The debut novel narrates the story of a man haunted by childhood trauma and the consequent derailment of his adult life, leading to a bloody rampage.
Mention the word “book” and the name of Sharjah flashes in everyone’s mind instantly. The reasons are obvious. The Emirate has been taking extraordinary measures
For most parents, summer’s lengthy days and slower pace, lends itself well for children to be lost in the pleasure of imaginative books. In reality the kids tend to try and avoid summer reading, considering it to be ‘homework.’
"We are stronger with Arab youth who believe in the power of words," tweets Sheikh Mohammed.
Anwar took home Dhs500,000 after outperforming four finalists with her ability to communicate accurately and creatively in Arabic.
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“When people see young people in their neighbourhood becoming doctors and engineers, others also start sending their children to school,” said Afridi, who has curated a ledger of 4,000 titles in three languages — English, Urdu and Pashto.