“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.
"The Oxford University Press has published the book despite not being issued the NOC,” he said. He said the PCTB officials, police and other agencies had visited his shop, inquired about the book and read out the orders about confiscation of the book.
A dozen students and professionals have joined forces with Fasiki, a pioneer in comics and illustration in Morocco, in response to a web series titled #TaAnaMeToo that depicts women's real-life ordeals.
As Market Focus at the 49th London Book Fair, Sharjah is offering visitors as well as votaries of the English European cultural movement an opportunity to explore closely the aesthetics and techniques of Arabic calligraphy.
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is launching the inaugural Hatta Used-Book Fair as part of the Dubai Public Library (DPL) summer camp, which will kick off on Monday and end on Aug.28.
Asmaa Rasheed, who also lives at the Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, tries to write interesting stories in her home and reads them to the children who come to listen to her.
Though it was my first visit to the festival, the experience was rich. I picked up a few novels and tech books. But the most amazing part, for me, was the large presence of children
Hundreds of residents along with their families have been acquiring books from the 4-day ‘Used Books Fair’ being held at Al Nakheel Park on the shores of Khalid Lake in Sharjah as part of the activities marking Sharjah as World Book Capital.
The seventh edition of the used books festival has begun in Sharjah and it will offer avid readers one million reasons to buy books and quench their thirst for knowledge.