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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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.
Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.
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.
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.
Roger Tagholm reports from Sharjah, where the emirate is celebrating its turn as Islamic Cultural Capital with wide-ranging festivities the drew global guests.
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.
UK author Lord Jeffrey Archer, still combative and unapologetic, believes bookstores are doomed, but is happy to continue cranking out bestsellers — as ebooks.
The latest Sharjah International Book Fair underscored its role in bringing together partners from countries and regions often on the fringes of other fairs.
Matt Cowdery, Hachette’s representative in the GCC, reflects on several publishing issues impacting the region including importation certificates, the Arab Spring and more.