Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature Longlist is Out!

One of the shortlisted books, from Walid Taher and Dar el Shorouk

UAEBBY just tweeted the following longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature about an hour ago. The winner of the AED 1 million prize will be announced on October 26, on the sidelines of the Sharjah International Book Fair.

ISA, we’ll be there!

More details as we dig them up. The UAEBBY listed:

Three books from Jordan

  • أحلام ورقة اصدار Ahlam Waraqa (A Paper’s Dream) from Dar Noon
  • وفوق السطح Fawq Al Sath (Above the Surface) from Dar Al Yasmin Publishing and Distribution

Three books from Egypt

  • عندما رقص الأسد Indama Raqasa El Asad (When the Lion Dances) from Dar El Shorouk. Written and illustrated by إيهاب شاكر.
  • فرحانة وسر جمالها Farahana wa Sir Jamaliha (Farhana and the Secrets of Her Beauty) from Dar Elias Printing and Publishing. Written and illustrated by رانية .حسين امين . More from Elias Modern on the Farhana series, which has previously won a Suzanne Mubarak Children’s Book award.

Two books from Palestine’s Tamer Institute

  • لعمة زيون وشجرة الزيتون Al Amma Zayoun wa Shajaret El Zaytoun (Aunt Zayoun and the Olive Tree)
  • تعال ألعب معي Ta’al El’ab Ma’e (Come Play With Me)

From Lebanon’s Asala Publishing:

From UAE-based publisher Dar Al Jarbou.

  • الجمل ذو السنام الصغير Al Jamal Tho Al Sinam Al Sagheer (Camel with a Small Hump)

Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers who find their books listed above. And to the region’s booksellers: Let’s get these books on the shelves!

Other Arabic children’s book-award news we’re waiting on:

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4 Responses to Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature Longlist is Out!

  1. Tarie says:

    Congratulations to all the longlist-ers! =D

    Now I wish I had all those books. * pines *

  2. Congratulations. I’ve read some of these books and they are really great. I am very curious about the others and actively seeking to get a copy. This prize is definitely contributing in the enhancement of Arabic Children’s literature.

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