SHARJAH, (United Arab Emirates) – Many Algerian writers and novelists including Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Smail Yabrir, Waciny Laredj and Habib Sayah, take part in the 38th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (United Arab Emirates), opened Wednesday, with the participation of nearly 80 countries, according to the UAE press.
To this end, the novelist Waciny Laredj will present his new novel “El ghadjar Youhibouna Aydhan” (The Gypsies also love), which tells the story of an Algerian, originally from the city of Oran and his experience in bullfighting in Spain, while Ahlam Mosteghanemi will participate with several of her famous novels including “Dhakirat el Djassad” (Memories of the Flesh) and “El aswad yalikou biki” (Black goes so well).
As for Smail Yabrir, he will present his novel “Manbouthou el Assafir”, which celebrates the coexistence and acceptance of the other as noble human and civilization values.
For his part, Habib Sayah will present his new novel “ana oua Chaim” (Me and Chaim) which traces the life of the Jews of Algeria, which formed a part of the social fabric of our country.
Some 173 writers and novelists from 68 Arab and foreign countries, including the Nobel laureate, Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, take part in this fair.
The Sharjah International Book Fair, opened on Wednesday under the slogan “Open a book, open a spirit”, with Mexico as guest of honor, coincides with UNESCO’s choice of the Sharjah emirate as the world capital of the book.
Established in 1982, this fair, organized by the Sharjah Book Authority, aims to encourage reading, by welcoming writers and world novelists and exposing a wide range of books and novels “at reasonable prices”, according to the organizers.