United Arab Emirates

Arabic Science Fiction for Teens: ‘Ajwan’ Moving Through New Literary Frontiers

“The trilogy, and Al Noman’s establishment of Manuscript 2559, the language’s first all-science-fiction-and-fantasy publishing house, will cater to a growing audience of young Arab inquisitive minds.”

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UAE Investing in Writers, Writers, (Some) Writers

When Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi declared that the saying should no longer be “Cairo writes, Beirut publishes, and Baghdad reads,” but instead some combination of Qatari and Emirati cities, many observers scoffed. Yet the Emirates is not just investing in big book fairs and big literary prizes, but also in individual writers.