Sharjah’s global efforts to encourage literary movements and the richness of Emirati and Arab cultures will be under the spotlight at Latin America’s largest book fair next year.
The gesture reflects the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to promote locally-produced literature within the UAE’s book industry by supporting Emirati writers and intellectuals, and ultimately enhancing their presence in libraries.
After five days of showcasing the Emirati culture to Russians at the 32nd Moscow International Book Fair (MIBF 2019), Sharjah – the World Book Capital 2019 – has wrapped up its ‘Guest City’ participation at the fair, going down the pages of history as the first Arab city to be offered this honour by Russia’s largest book fair.
The Sharjah-based non-profit, Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment, KF, has contributed a diverse collection of Arabic books to the Russian State Children’s Library, to offer children of Arab origin in Russia quality literature in their mother tongue.
Social media outlets were now doubling up as a platform for aspiring writers to present their works and get feedback and interaction from the public, according to Emirati writer Salha Obaid.
The 11th edition of Al Ain Book Fair (AABF), which will take place at Al Ain Convention Centre from Sept.24 to Oct.3, will bring local publishing into the spotlight once again.
In this tell-all, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff lets us in on juicy details about life in the first family’s inner circle, describing getting involved with the Trumps as a colossal mistake.
The generous gesture of the Ruler of Sharjah comes this year as a much-needed contribution to sustain the book publishing industry as it was badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A word enters a person’s heart like a bullet. It might be small but each one is very impactful, says Kuwaiti author Mishel Hamad.