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Morocco will be the Guest of Honour at the 43rd Sharjah International Book Fair

The 43rd Sharjah International Book Fair in November will spotlight Morocco as Guest of Honour, celebrating its rich literary heritage and cultural significance with global writers and intellectuals.
on Jun 13, 2024
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It will bring together prominent writers, intellectuals, and cultural personalities.

Morocco has been chosen Guest of Honour for the 43rd Sharjah International Book Fair, which will be held in November at Expo Centre Sharjah.

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), stated that the Kingdom of Morocco has long served as a critical crossroads for regional and global cultures. She cited the famed cities of Fez, Marrakech, and Rabat as living testaments to the great Islamic past and focal points of the rich tapestry of Arab civilization.

The statement was issued following the signing of an agreement between SBA and the Books, Libraries, and Archives Authority at Morocco's Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Communication in the presence of Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, Moroccan Minister of Youth, Culture, and Communication, and Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, CEO of SBA, to host the Arab country as the Guest of Honour at the 43rd Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).

The event will feature an impressive lineup of writers, intellectuals, and cultural icons from around the world. The agreement was officially signed by Khoula Al Mujaini, General Coordinator of the SIBF, and Latifa Muftaqir, Director of the Books, Libraries, and Archives Authority.

Celebrating Arab Heritage

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi stated, "We are delighted to host the Kingdom of Morocco as the Guest of Honour at SIBF 2024 and to honour the country's rich literary tradition. Morocco has long been a beacon of cultural and intellectual advancement, and its prominence at Sharjah International Book Fair will begin a new chapter in our shared Arab heritage.”

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi stated, "We are delighted to host the Kingdom of Morocco as the Guest of Honour at SIBF 2024 and to honour the country's rich literary tradition. Morocco has long been a beacon of cultural and intellectual advancement, and its prominence at Sharjah International Book Fair will begin a new chapter in our shared Arab heritage.”

She went on to say, "As a capital of Arab and Islamic culture and a former World Book Capital, Sharjah has become an international meeting place for global cultures." Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the emirate is happy to provide a forum for writers, philosophers, and artists to express themselves, network, and exchange ideas. SIBF is the world's entrance to Arabic literature and culture, boosting the UAE's reputation as a hub of thinking and creativity.

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