Sharjah, Sharjah will take part as the Guest of

Honour at the 25th edition of Sao Paulo International Book Fair, which

will take place from 3 to 12 August 2018.

The delegation to the Book Fair includes 20 Emirati authors and

publishers, as well as 40 Emirati books translated into Portuguese

(Brazil’s official language), aims to promote insights into the heritage of

the UAE and the Arab region.

The celebratory programme was unveiled during a press

conference held in Sao Paulo in the presence of Ahmad al-Amri,

Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and Luiz Antonio Torelli,

President of the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL).

Al-Amri said that Sharjah vision is to provide a platform to display

the cultural image and message of the Imara. The pavilion will witness

a number of creative theatres and poetry events, in addition to folklore

performances, Emirati fashion shows and traditional cuisine and crafts.

Torelli said: Having Sharjah as the first Guest of Honour at the

Sao Paulo International Book Fair is a great opportunity to raise

awareness of the Brazilian publishers of the Arab culture, its magic and

the book industry in the world.

Source: Oman News Agency