The 19th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair took place on March 17 – 22, 2009. Organised by KITAB, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage and the Frankfurt Book Fair, the fair brought together over 482 exhibitors from 42 countries, a host of authors and translators from across the Arab world, and an amazing selection of books. Click here to download more information about ADIBF 2009
On March 2nd, we discussed For Bread Alone (al-Khubz al-Hafi) by Mohamed Choukri.
One of Choukri’s best known works, this autobiographical novel was described by the American playwright Tennessee Williams as ‘A true document of human desperation, shattering in its impact.’ Continue reading