Emirates News Agency – Under the patronage of Mohamed bin Zayed.. The 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will start in May next year

ABU DHABI, April 29 / WAM / Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi will host the 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from May 23-29, with the participation of elite writers, thinkers and publishers from around the world.

This year’s edition of the fair hosts more than a thousand publishers from 80 countries, with an integrated program of events that includes more than 400 different activities responding to the aspirations of the public, including dialogue sessions, seminars, literary, cultural and intellectual evenings , in addition to a wide range of educational events and activities.Professional program for publishers and children’s events, presented by a group of academics and specialists.

The Federal Republic of Germany will be the guest of honor, which in turn has allocated a rich program of cultural events and events in which about 10 German publishers, intellectuals and creators will participate, who will meet the audience of the Emirates and Arab culture through more than 15 various cultural and professional sessions.

The Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language has chosen the Dean of Arabic Literature, Taha Hussein, as the Central Figure of the Year for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022, in recognition of his great and lucid contributions to the history of Arab culture A visual narration of features from his life, in collaboration with the Taha Hussein Museum in Egypt, and a series of seminars discussing different axes in Taha Hussein’s career and thinking.

His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Today we celebrate more than three decades of hosting the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, this leading cultural event for the emirate, and a important element in the strategic vision of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which sees the cultural and creative industries as catalysts as key to its economic and social growth and diversification.

We are confident that this year’s exhibition will positively impact the regional and international publishing sectors, opening up new opportunities and partnerships with creators and publishing leaders from around the world.” His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, emphasized that while we are, we are celebrating the passing of more than three decades since the launch of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. We affirm its success in consolidating the emirate’s global position as a breeding ground for creativity and innovators in all and strengthening its international presence as a leading cultural capital where different cultures and civilizations come together for convergence and contributing constructive dialogue in enriching local and regional cultural mobility. In this session, we will work on reviving the public’s passion for the written word and empowering them with knowledge and creativity, as well as support the growth and development of the publishing industry. ease. This session of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will highlight the role of culture and books in the advancement of societies and building bridges for communication between all cultures As a long-term bet, in addition to highlighting Germany, the guest of honor, in celebration of its cultural and intellectual collaboration with the Arab world.

This year’s edition will be attended by a group of prominent cultural and literary figures at Arab and international level, who will participate in more than 400 cultural events, including intellectual and literary sessions and seminars, around which a group of the most prominent writers, writers , Arab and international thinkers and two prize winners will participate. Nobel, which sheds light on a variety of knowledge in areas that enrich the experience of visitors and develop the results of their knowledge and perceptions, in addition to poetry evenings for a number of poets and signings for 80 authors .

The public can also enjoy a large number of cultural events and a range of activities presented for the first time in the exhibition, such as the comic book corner, the lifestyle corner and the music program.

This year, the exhibition also witnesses the return of the Black Box Cinema program after a four-year absence.

This year, the first session of the International Conference on Arab Publishing and Creative Industries is scheduled for May 22, ahead of the start of the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, with the participation of a group of industry experts and specialists from around the world . The conference will discuss a number of topics aimed at strengthening the book industry and promoting the publishing industry.

Wam / Reem Al-Hajri / Islam Al-Hussein

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