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World Book Capital 2019, Sharjah, has wrapped up a comprehensive ‘guest of honour’ cultural programme at the Turin International Book Fair (TIBF 2019) yesterday. With participation, the emirate has shared the richness of Emirati and Arab culture, art and literature with yet another part of the world, in a way the Italians had never experienced before.
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.
Mention the word “book” and the name of Sharjah flashes in everyone’s mind instantly. The reasons are obvious. The Emirate has been taking noteworthy efforts to foster a culture of reading
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.