The quantum of pleasure in his life is declining fast. At times he feels bliss is about to stop breathing. The gentleman, thoroughly bored, decided one morning to unmask himself and stay at home.
Across time, we have been enjoying the creations of writers, poets and other talented persons. Who can ever forget the Poets’ Prince Ahmed Shawki, the Nile Poet Hafez Ibrahim, or Al Atla’al poet, sung by Umm Kulthum,
In any society, people should be free and fearless to express their feelings and opinions, said Oscar winning poet-lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, while interacting with his fans at the 38th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2019).
Language is the key element of culture, beyond a tool for communication, it also serves as a tool of identification. Across the globe, English serves as a universal language. Either as an official language after colonisation or as a language of business, in every country there are English speakers.
Personal tragedy haunts the hard-boiled novels that are turning top cop Omar Shahid Hamid into one of Pakistan's most popular English-language authors.
For nearly two decades Hamid has worn a badge in Karachi, the mega port city on the Arabian Sea that for years was rife with vicious political and extremist violence.
On the occasion of International Youth Day, which is celebrated on 12th August every year, Sharjah World Book Capital Office (SWBC Office) hosted a panel discussion featuring an interactive session with young Emirati author Salha Obaid.
The Sharjah World Book Capital Office and Wroclaw Literature House, organising entity of UNESCO’s Wroclaw City of Literature project, announced the launch of a fund to support Ukraine’s writers with the aim of providing financial support to the writers, translators and those working in the publishing sector who lost their jobs in Ukraine. Called ‘Stand with Ukrainian Writers Fund,’ the fund was launched in response to the situation in Ukraine.
Absorbed in focused reading or animatedly discussing books with each other, visitors to the Emirati Book Fair (EBF) can be seen exploring shelves stacked with titles by Emirati authors well into the final hours of the second edition, which concluded on Sunday, April 24.
I love the word ‘read’ because it is only by reading that you acquire all the other words, says the renowned author and politician.