The 5th Palestine Festival of Literature takes place this weekend, and has overcome challenges to put together one of the most ambitious programs yet.
Sharjah’s Children’s Festival drew together Arabic and foreign publishers for cultural exchanges; now annual, it aims to become the Bologna of the Middle East.
At the Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Emirati YA novelist Noura Noman and German children’s book writer Kirsten Boie spoke about the world of Emirati children’s literature.
The 2012 Sheikh Zayed’s Book Awards, worth AED 750,000 each, were handed out to the seven winners earlier this week; UNESCO won AED 1m for sustaining culture.
Demand for UK academic titles is growing and Western bestsellers are hits in the Mid East: just 2 reasons why the UK is the country focus as this week’s ADIBF.
The vast disparity of purchasing power, internet penetration, piracy, and censorship offers unique challenges to would-be digital publishers in the Arab World.
The Abu Dhabi Book Fair next week will showcase several Arabic digital publishing startups, including Qordoba Books, but there’s still unfulfilled potential.
Susan Abulhawa saw her Palestinian novel ‘Mornings in Jenin’ published in English, then French, and English again, before it was finally translated into Arabic.
Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa says ‘There remains a taboo and active silencing associated with our story.’ Is it true?
The latest digital publishing developments from Brazil, Africa, the Arab World, India and China indicate change and challenges for the major global players.