Home 5 News 5 “Menassah” Elevates Emirati Literature with 5,000 Selections

“Menassah” Elevates Emirati Literature with 5,000 Selections

by | Sep 18, 2023 | News

Menassah proudly presents an exciting development for the School Book Fair, a community-driven endeavour aimed at fostering a reading culture among students as they embark on the 2023-2024 academic year. Launched by the Emirates Publishers Association, Menassah is dedicated to promoting Emirati publishers and their literary works at both local and international book fairs.

This initiative is designed to fortify the presence of Emirati literary creations among young readers, offering them affordable access to these books during the fair. Collaborating with 70 local publishing houses, Menassah is set to showcase an impressive collection of around 5,000 books, encompassing 500 unique titles. These literary gems will be featured across four exhibitions hosted by nine participating schools in Sharjah throughout September.

Rashid Al Kous, Executive Director of the EPA, expressed the association’s unwavering commitment to strengthening partnerships with schools and educational institutions. They aim to initiate community programs that instill a passion for reading in the next generation and seamlessly integrate it into their daily lives. The commencement of the new school year presents an ideal opportunity to achieve this objective. As part of this initiative, a generous 15% discount will be offered on all books showcased at the school book fairs, making these valuable resources more accessible to students.

Al Kous underscored that this initiative aligns perfectly with the ongoing efforts of the Emirates Publishers Association to support local publishers, institutions, and individuals by creating additional platforms for showcasing and promoting their publications, thereby generating both financial and moral benefits.

The first exhibition commenced on September 4th at Khalifa Al-Hamza American School, Al-Shuala Private School, and Al-Sidra Private School Kalba; it ran until September 7th. The second exhibition was scheduled at Al-Durrah International Schools and PACE British School from September 11 to 14, and the third exhibition took place from September 18 to 21 at GEMS Westminster School and Al Maarifa International Private School. The initiative will conclude with its fourth exhibition at Al Ansar International and Al Itqan American Schools Sharjah from September 25 to 28.

 

Recent News

23May
Alice Oseman’s Auction Supports Gaza Aid Efforts

Alice Oseman’s Auction Supports Gaza Aid Efforts

Alice Oseman, bestselling author of the YA Heartstopper books, has raised nearly £20,000 for children in Gaza in a special auction organised by Save the Children.  Not Alone: The Alice Osman Fundraiser for Children in Gaza included Alice Oseman bookplates and Heartstopper enamel pins as well as ‘signed and doodled’ Alice Oseman books.  Save the […]

23May
‘Kairos’ Claims Victory at International Booker Prize 2024

‘Kairos’ Claims Victory at International Booker Prize 2024

The 2024 International Booker Prize has been claimed by “Kairos,” a poignant German novel delving into a tumultuous love affair set in 1980s Germany. Authored by Jenny Erpenbeck and masterfully translated by Michael Hofmann, this literary gem captivates readers with its exploration of love against the backdrop of political turmoil.   Eleanor Watchel, chair of […]

23May
Lord Byron’s Lost Memoirs Were “Evil”

Lord Byron’s Lost Memoirs Were “Evil”

  A letter describing the contents of Lord Byron’s lost memoirs revealing how he “set his mind to evil” has been discovered in a university library. It was written by Elizabeth Palgrave, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1823 after a visit to a publishing house. The “bad boy” poet gave his memoirs to a friend […]

Related Posts

‘Kairos’ Claims Victory at International Booker Prize 2024

‘Kairos’ Claims Victory at International Booker Prize 2024

The 2024 International Booker Prize has been claimed by "Kairos," a poignant German novel delving into a tumultuous love affair set in 1980s Germany. Authored by Jenny Erpenbeck and masterfully translated by Michael Hofmann, this literary gem captivates readers with...

Lord Byron’s Lost Memoirs Were “Evil”

Lord Byron’s Lost Memoirs Were “Evil”

  A letter describing the contents of Lord Byron's lost memoirs revealing how he "set his mind to evil" has been discovered in a university library. It was written by Elizabeth Palgrave, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1823 after a visit to a publishing house....

Healing Fiction: A New Genre Emerges

Healing Fiction: A New Genre Emerges

We’ve had chic lit, cosy crime and romantasy – now make way for ‘healing fiction’, the latest genre to be identified by publishers.  In a fascinating article in the Bookseller, Justine Taylor, managing editor at the Zaffre Publishing Group, described healing fiction...

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this

Pin It on Pinterest