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Saqi Books Will Once Again Be Publishing in English

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The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.

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Considering Alternate Views of “Je Suis Charlie”

Sudanese/Egyptian author Leila Aboulela, left, with former Random House UK International Sales Director Simon Littlewood.

The discussion of the murders in Paris includes those who disagree with Charlie Hebdo’s agenda even as they respect the cartoonists right to expression.

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How Qatari Literary Life is Growing and Sprouting Branches

Claudia Lux, Project Director of Qatart National Libhrary.

A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.

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Doha International Book Fair Gives Qatari Readers Hope

Busy trade in manga on the Kinokuniya stand.

Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.

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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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