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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2023 is all about celebrating connections

Dubai: The Emirates Literature Foundation announced, that they will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature from February 1-6, 2023. The Festival will return to their original neighbourhood, near Dubai Creek. Sessions will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City and the recently inaugurated Mohammed Bin Rashid Library with […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – October 3

This day in history we feature Nadine Gordimer. She was a South African writer and political activist, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature on this day in 1991. Trivia – Nadine Gordimer Gordimer’s writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger’s Daughter and […]...Read More

The Library on Wheels initiative to continue all year-long

ABU DHABI: The ‘Library on Wheels’ initiative, operated by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), will continue its tour of the emirate on a year-long basis. This comes after a series of successful pop-ups at schools and key locations in Abu Dhabi city during March, as part of the ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’ […]...Read More

Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize for literature 2021

The Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in between cultures and continents.” Gurnah was born in Tanzania in 1948 but moved to England at a young age. He has written 10 novels, […]...Read More