Books for Dad is a boon to hospitals looking for ways to keep patients stimulated. Often patients are too sick to read a book, and some don’t have their own electronic devices. Even if they do, patchy Wi-Fi can hamper audio and video streaming.
The 12th edition of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is ready to open its door for a wide range of activities for young children as well as book lovers. The event incorporated with young readers with creators of children’s literature and allied arts starting from May 19 - 29, 4pm - 10pm, at the Sharjah Expo Centre.
His novel evolved from a research trip to East Africa around 1990. It is a coming of age account and a sad love story in which different worlds and belief systems collide.
Travel writers should ‘live the now’ and ‘expose their five senses to everything’ which will help them to notice things differently, advised Emirati poet Talal Salem at a panel discussion titled ‘The Peculiarity of Travel Literature’, held at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2021.
Tanzanian-born Abdulrazak Gurnah is the second Muslim of Arab stock to be awarded the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature.
The joyous moments were witnessed by Tina’s proud parents, Shashi Punia and Udai Bhan Punia. Her husband, Manish Rathor, son Aryan and daughter Aahna, were also present on the occasion. “I consider this launch an auspicious blessing,” said Tina.
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFL, Feb. 1- 6) was the setting for a book launch - with a difference - as it welcomed more than 20 young child authors who had won their place in the third Young Voices of Arabia anthology.