Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Events and Exhibitions(Events & Exhibitions)
Filter PR by
High Quality Translations in Arabic Broaden Horizons of Young Readers at 13th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival
High Quality Translations in Arabic Broaden Horizons of Young Readers at 13th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Dr Alyazia Alsuwaidi, Emirati founder of Alfulk Translation and Publishing, says Arabic translation is crucial in raising intercultural awareness among young readers

Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  “Translation is a responsibility, because it represents a culture through its literature,” said Alyazia Khalifa Alsuwaidi, the Emirati writer and illustrator who founded Alfulk Translation and Publishing and which is exhibiting a diverse collection of translated books in Arabic for young readers at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF). 

The halls of Expo Centre Sharjah, where the festival is running until May 22, have transformed into a veritable maze of exhibition booths lined with Arabic children’s books by publishing houses from across the world. Alfulk is playing a unique role in this endeavour, displaying Arabic translations of children’s books originally written in a spectrum of international languages, including Icelandic, Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian and Korean. 
According to Dr. Alsuwaidi, Arabic translation opens a window for young readers into the rich cultures of societies around the globe. “We aim to publish books that would not ordinarily reach the average Arab reader, and which promotes intercultural awareness,” she said. 
She added that high quality must be integral to the ethos of any publisher of translations. “If the translation of a book is weak, children may get the impression that the literature from that culture is inferior,” she said.  

A picture speaks a thousand words 
After the success of Alfulk’s translated works, Dr. Alsuwaidi decided to turn the spotlight on Emirati writers and illustrators. 
Alfulk is the first publisher to introduce the Arab market to silent books – wordless picture books that contain imaginative illustrations to allow children to construct their own narrative as they turn the pages. 

The publishing house’s titles in the silent book category mainly comprise works by three female Emirati illustrators, Alia Al Badi, Ayesha Al Badi and Dr. Alsuwaidi herself. 

Dr. Alsuwaidi’s repertoire includes Papa, Don’t Break My Heart, which features illustrations that mimic a child’s first artistic creations, inspired by the drawings of a young acquaintance of hers. 
“Rather than my usual realistic style, I’ve made the illustrations very simple, to encourage children to draw and create,” she said.  


Posted by : Editorial Team
Viewed 3194 times
PR Category : Events & Exhibitions
Posted on : Saturday, May 21, 2022  2:57:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : 13th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival: A Cultural Melting...
Next Story : Chef Sally Bee's Presents Little Parcels of Health at SCRF 2...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Danube Home Signs Franchise Partnership with Hyvec Group to Enter Mauritius Market [6457-Views]
Samsung Launches the Neo QLED 8K TV across Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain [4547-Views]
Ahood Alenezi Is Announced as the Face of Djula [4502-Views]
Introducing fisio: Your Partnerin Recovery [3760-Views]
Learn, Laugh and Play at Modesh World This Summer [3731-Views]
How Sony is Transforming the Art and Technology of Listening [3124-Views]
Fromage Friday at Le Gourmet in Galeries Lafayette [3124-Views]
Chalo BurJuman Mall, Chalo Maldives [3104-Views]
Nucleus Research Positions Infor as a Leader in its 2022 Enterprise ERP and SMB ERP Techno... [2890-Views]
GCC Hospitality Industry to Witness Steady Growth after Sharp Post Pandemic Recovery, says... [2829-Views]
Jaguar Land Rover Prepares for Advanced Electrified and Connected Future with New Testing ... [2784-Views]
Al-Futtaim Automotive Reveals Strong H1 Results, Reflecting Continuing Rebound for Automot... [2685-Views]
Etihad Airways Announces Double Daily Flights to Manila [2661-Views]
Panasonic's New High-Performance Blender is Perfect for Making Your Summer Refreshingly He... [2640-Views]
June Air Cargo: Stable and Resilient [2624-Views]
Juan Ayuso Commits his Future to UAE Team Emirates until 2028 [2604-Views]
Amlak Finance Announces H1 2022 Financial Results [2575-Views]
Dubai Customs Discusses Furthering Trade Cooperation with South Korea [2562-Views]
LG Announces Second-Quarter 2022 Financial Results' [2542-Views]
Etihad Airways Scales Up its Cargo Operations with Airbus New Generation A350F Freighter [2485-Views]
Keep Cool and Immerse yourself in Knowledge and Literature at Dubai's Libraries this Summe... [2485-Views]
DAE announces Financial Results for the Six Months ended June 30, 2022 Profit before Excep... [2476-Views]
Extra 10 Warranty Program: Maserati Launches the New 10-Year Warranty Program [2452-Views]
Introducing Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4: The Most Versatile Devices, Changi... [2448-Views]
St. George's University Relaunches SGU Familiarization Program in Grenada with Visits from... [2444-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin on Instagram
Top Sections
Top Stories