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Tackling challenges of translating into Arabic
By a Staff Reporter October 16, 2017
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FRANKFURT: A “Translation from German to Arabic” seminar, which was held recently at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, discussed the difficulties facing translating into Arabic from the experience of the Kalima Translation Project at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi.

The seminar was presented by Saeed Hamdan Al-Tanaiji, Director of Programme Management at the National Library Department, translator and journalist Mustafa Al-Slaiman, Klaus Reichert, Professor of English and American Literature at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Stefan Weidner, writer, journalist and translator.

At the beginning of the seminar, Al-Tanaiji explained that Kalima is a pioneering translation project, which has succeeded in creating direct links with international publishers and writers to translate titles in Arabic from all fields of knowledge.

With more than 1,000 titles translated from 13 languages, the project not only offer various translations into Arabic, but also contributes to the development of the Arabic publishing industry. Ten years ago, the number of publishing houses specialised in translation was minuscule, whether in Egypt, Lebanon or Kuwait, and work was limited to the translation of literature.

However, the Kalima project introduced the translation of various publications concerned with science and arts, while protecting intellectual and literary rights for all parties.

Al-Tanaiji  said: “Over the past years we have been  driven to deliver these books to all the Arab countries, and thanks to the efforts made to catalyse our activity in the media and on social media platforms, we were able to do so after witnessing the demand of translated books.”
 

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