Monthly Archives: March 2012

‘Every Country, Every Culture Needs Its Own Children’s Literature’

Today, Gulf News quoted Shaikha Budoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi as saying that local YA lit is fighting for its existence due to the lack of Emirati authors who are willing to write in this challenging field. Budoor was involved in the workshops … Continue reading

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Calling All Private Schools in Cairo: Join This Reading Initiative for Kids

The Maadi-based bookstore Kalila & Dimna is launching a new initiative,  مسابقة المصري الصغير للقراءة و الابداع.  The following came from Kalila w Dimna co-founder Nermeen Magdi: This competition, which spans across Cairo’s private schools, aims at entering a new phase of the children reading culture, … Continue reading

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Where are the Children’s Books of the ‘Arab Spring’?

Originally in the Egypt Independent (with a few additions for this audience): At this year’s Cairo International Book Fair, the most sought-after books were those about Arab revolutions. Titles about revolution, in Arabic and in English, have also dominated prime bookstore shelf space. And … Continue reading

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