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Zayed named ‘Personality of the Year’ for AD book fair
By A Staff Reporter March 09, 2018
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ABU DHABI: In celebration of the Year of Zayed, and in appreciation of his numerous intellectual and cultural contributions to shape a society centered on knowledge and innovation, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced yesterday the selection of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the “Personality of the Year” for the 28th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF).

The event, to be held from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will witness the participation of a number of Arab and foreign publishing houses.

Choosing Sheikh Zayed as the 28th edition’s “Personality of the Year” celebrates his profoundly effective role in shaping today’s UAE society. Founded on the premise that that the educated individual is what makes a nation wealthy, rather than money, Sheikh Zayed endeavoured throughout his life to sustain a balanced community by preserving traditions and heritage, while also adopting a culture of innovation, and acceptance.

The book fair will encompass a wide-ranging professional and cultural programme featuring word-class activities and symbols of thought and literature.

For its 28th edition, ADIBF will place special focus on e-publishing, digital content, e-applications, and the latest technologies in the publishing world, providing the ideal space for content developers and service providers to showcase their products and services to the publishing community.

This year’s edition celebrates Poland as its Guest of Honour, providing an opportunity to explore the culture of Poland, which seeks through its participation to introduce Polish literature spanning 1,000 years. The works, authored by Polish writers over the centuries, reflect the stages of prosperity and decline in the ancient history of Poland.

The Polish pavilion features the latest trends in Polish literature, which has a large readership inside and outside Poland, most of which is in Europe. The Polish pavilion will also highlight the history of Muslims in Poland, which dates back to the 16th century.

ADIBF will also provide its visitors with the opportunity to explore the timeless classic works of 19th century Polish literature, as well as the recent literary masterpieces written by Polish Nobel laureates, from the epic literature of Henryk Sienkiewicz, and the poetry of Czesław Miłosz, to the modern works of Wisława Szymborska. The book fair will also be a chance to learn about Polish traditions in the field of children’s literature.
 

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