The Family Affairs Council participates in the Sharjah Book Fair with two new publications
The Cultural and Media Office of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah is participating in the Sharjah International Book Fair, which will be held from the 3rd to the 13th of next November, with two new publications. The second edition, printed in paper, was prepared by the office, in addition to various other publications. The book, Hadith of Solitude, contains an introduction, 23 texts and 23 paintings by 23 Gulf writers, in 104 pages, all of which are texts that deal with the reality the world is going through due to the new Corona epidemic. It contains more than one pen with which its owner dives into one topic, navigating with his cultural and creative level, his own vision, and his literary language with which he likes to present himself to the reader. A woman’s brainchild. The second book is the studies that won the Sharjah Prize for the Creativity of Gulf Women, in hard copy, and its 120 pages and contains an introduction, and two studies that won in the second session of the Sharjah Prize for the Creativity of Gulf Women. “The Lost Self” is an artistic study by Dr. Asma Al-Ahmadi, while the last study by Dr. Zainab Eliasi is entitled “The Culture of the Other and Its Presence in the Gulf Novel.” An opportunity for specialists in the field of literature and literary criticism to see what it contains of reading to study the reality that literary texts shed through its vision based on academic specialization and experience in the field of literary criticism. These studies reveal that the image of the Asian in the Gulf novel is distinguished by three features. The first is an unprecedented narrative phenomenon, and the second is that writing this literary genre made it a fertile field for social discovery after stages of silence, while the latter is the media incubator that devoted creativity and criticism to women’s literature. Including the Sharjah Award for innovators of the Gulf. Salha Ghabish, head of the Cultural Media Office at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, explained that the publication of the winning studies book aims to provide a great cultural service for everyone who works in literature, based on the award’s goal, which is to support the Gulf writer, in appreciation of her efforts in providing the arena with distinctive cultural texts and visions, as well as enhancing the role of literature. The novelist and poet of women in the GCC states in enriching modern Gulf literature, and fueling positive competition in literary creativity. On the idea of the texts contained in the book Modern Solitude, the head of the Cultural and Media Office added that the texts are visions of Gulf creatives, each of whom addressed those visions from their own point of view and their vision of writing and authoring inside and outside the walls, through literary texts, thoughts, poetry and specialized articles. Ghabish pointed out that the writers of the texts are a group of poets, critics in the literary field, novelists and media figures, most of whom are from the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman.