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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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Dan Brown, Arabic Authors to Star at Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown's Inferno in its Arabic edition.

Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.

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

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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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Al Manhal Arabic Education E-publisher Goes Paperback via Amazon

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

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IQRAni: The Story of a Pioneering Emirati Publishing House

Aisha al-Kaabi

Aisha Al-Kaabi discusses the history and mission of her publishing house IQRAni, which is at the forefront of a publishing boom in the UAE.

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Voices From Sharjah’s Children’s Reading Festival

Ahmed Al Ameri of the Sharjah International Book Fair

The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.

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Islamic Cultural Encounters in Sharjah

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Roger Tagholm reports from Sharjah, where the emirate is celebrating its turn as Islamic Cultural Capital with wide-ranging festivities the drew global guests.

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In the Arab World Islam Sells in “P,” Unorthodox Sells in “E”

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Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.

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