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Sharjah: A Book Fair Focused on Cultural Connections

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The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.

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Why is Sharjah Investing So Much in Its Book Fair?

Dinner in a desert wadi is one of the attractions for invited international guests.

The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.

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French Cartoonist Banned from Israel

Maximilien Le Roy

Maximilien Le Roy, a French cartoonist invited to the Palestine Cartoon Festival, was banned from Israel for his work on Palestine.

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Cairo Book Fair to Launch Professional Program

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In 2015 the Cairo International Book Fair will launch its first-ever professional program, which will run from January 29 through 31.

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Why My Next Book Won’t Be Set in Dubai

Craig Hawes

Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.

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Books Inspire Hot-Topic Dialogue in Searing Sharjah

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The Islamic Book Exhibition serves as a forum for dialogue on some of the hottest topics affecting the Middle East and Islam, all through the medium of books.

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Holy Qu’ran, Ancient and Modern, Celebrated in Sharjah

Islamic arches at the exhibition

The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.

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Egyptian, Syrian Islamic Publishers Stay Faithful to Market

Farouk Zidan

Egypt, where book sales have fallen by 50%, has given a home to several Syrian Islamic publishers who say the faithful need them as much now as before.

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Al Manhal Arabic Education E-publisher Goes Paperback via Amazon

Al Manhal

Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.

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Syria Speaks: Writers, Artists Publish to Protest Tyranny

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The new book, Syria Speaks, brings together writing, cartoons, and artwork from over fifty Syrians who stand firmly against tyranny and violence.

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