Remarkable cultural participation in the “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair”

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The 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, organized by the Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language at the Department of Culture and Tourism, will host prominent Arab and international cultural and academic personalities who have contributed to providing the human library with a much knowledge for their creativity and tangible efforts in literature, thinking, translation and cultural studies.

Among the guests participating in the next edition of the exhibition, which will be held from tomorrow, Monday to May 29, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, is the British Professor Roger Allen, Professor of Arabic Language and Comparative Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages ​​and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, which presented many contributions in the field of translation, through which the Western reader became acquainted with the fictional works of great writers such as Naguib Mahfouz, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Youssef Idris and others .

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Participation in the exhibition d. Mohsen Al-Moussawi is Professor of Classical and Modern Arabic Literature and Comparative and Cultural Studies at Columbia University, New York. He is a famous researcher and literary critic. His way of thinking and his authorship helped to enrich the Arab library with many works, including: “The Arabic Novel: Origin and Transformation”, “The Age of the Novel”, “Tharat Scheherazade: The Art”. of Modern Arab Thought “,” Orientalism in Arab Thought “,” Orientalism in Arab Thought. “The Arabic Novel after Mahfouz» and others.

At the same time, the public will learn about the results and work of Professor Homi Baba, Professor of Humanities, Department of English and the Department of Comparative Literature, Founding Director of the Mahindra Center for Humanities at Harvard University, and also served as Senior Advisor in Humanities to the President and Dean of Harvard University. Baba has contributed to the completion of many works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change, power, contemporary art, and cosmology, and other articles.

The exhibition also hosts Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society. Spivak is a global leader in women’s issues, language and development. Professor Spivak has several publications, including the translation of the book “Fra grammatik” (1976) from French by Jacques Derrida, and “In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics” (1987) and other works.

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