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Kalimat to unveil 56 titles at Sharjah book fair
By a Staff Reporter October 29, 2017
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SHARJAH: Kalimat Group, the Sharjah-based publisher of Arabic books, will be participating in the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2017), which will run from Nov.1 to 11 at Expo Centre Sharjah. The group will use the prestigious platform of the world’s third largest book fair to release more than 50 of their first edition titles.

Among the 56 titles that will be released, 30 will represent the Kalimat imprint, an award-winning publisher of Arabic children’s books which organises an array of activities and events for children, 15 will be launched under its subsidiary Rewayat, specialised in fiction and non-fiction books; and one project by Horouf, a Kalimat Group subsidiary that develops innovative educational tools for young learners.

The new Horouf project will be released in celebration of the 46th UAE National Day. It is a set of seven books, 32 educational Q and A cards and attractive stickers of the UAE’s flag that depict the UAE’s culture and history in attractive ways for children to learn from.

These new titles will be added to the existing 400 titles that Kalimat Group has published over 10 years, and reflects their commitment to enriching the literary landscape of the UAE to benefit younger generations.

The group will also organise a series of book reading sessions, educational competitions, and book signing events.

Tamer Said, Managing Director of Kalimat Group, said: “We are pleased to be part of one of the biggest publishing events in the region and the world, and proud that we have access to an all-inclusive cultural project that celebrates books, reading and literature right here at home in Sharjah. Kalimat Group’s new titles have a simple and engaging quality designed to stimulate curiosity in our readers.”

Kalimat Group’s participation at SIBF 2017 will offer authors, publishers, literary agents, and rights professionals a great opportunity to explore areas of collaboration and representation with a leading regional children’s and YA publisher that within no time grew from being a modest business to an international publishing group with licensing and distribution in 54 countries across five continents.

Since its inception, “Kalimat Group” has participated in 50 international book fairs worldwide, and distributed its books in more than 16 countries and 3,000 schools. The group prides itself in publishing the highest-quality Arabic books, 30 of which have won prestigious Arab and international awards. “Kalimat Group” has collaborated with more than 120 authors and 100 illustrators from around the world; 50 of its books were translated from Arabic into foreign languages. So far, “Kalimat Group” has published more than 400 Arabic titles.

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