Sharjah named 2019 World Book Capital 2019.

Following recommendations from the Advisory Committee, UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, has named Sharjah as the World Book Capital for 2019.

 

 

           Sharjah is the third biggest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. The honour is a recognition of the emirate’s pioneering role in supporting and expanding the local and regional publishing industries, promoting reading to become an intrinsic cultural practice, as well as embracing intercultural, knowledge-based dialogue. khaleejtimes reports.

            The the program has been structured around six main themes: solidarity, reading, heritage, awareness, publishing and youth, and has as slogan; “Read – You are in Sharjah”

 

       The year’s festivities have been set to begin on April 23, 2019, the same date of the 2019 World Book and Copyright Day.

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