December 14, 2023

Jeddah Book Fair Writers: Everyone has a biography worth writing.

Jeddah Book Fair Writers: Everyone has a biography worth writing.

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Jeddah Book Fair Writers emphasized the importance of documenting personal stories. The panel, titled “Writing Autobiography,” featured insights from Dr. Hamza Al-Muzaini, Dr. Hamad Al-Bulaihid, and Dr. Abdullah Al-Haidari, moderated by Dr. Saeed Al-Dahia Al-Zahrani.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Haidari presented a theoretical framework for writing autobiographies, distinguishing literary terms related to the genre. He observed a growing interest in creative autobiographies, reflecting evolving literary trends in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Hamad Al-Bulaihid discussed challenges in writing about childhood, focusing on his work “Ashiat Al-Hima.” He emphasized the value of exploring childhood for a deeper understanding of humanity.

Sharing his experience writing “Wa-istiqrat Biha Al-Nawa,” Dr. Hamza Al-Muzaini expressed the responsibility of capturing a disappearing period of his life. Autobiographies, he believes, serve as records of moments worth remembering.

The discussion delved into the artistic and pragmatic aspects of autobiographies, considering language, narrative structure, and the responsibility of capturing life stories. Dr. Al-Muzaini highlighted that everyone has a story worth writing. The conversation illuminated the literary trends in Saudi Arabia, emphasizing the increasing interest in autobiographical works.

The Jeddah Book Fair’s cultural program extended beyond traditional literary topics, promoting a diverse and inclusive literary landscape. Panelists stressed the importance of ongoing development in the art of writing, acknowledging that human endeavors continually evolve and require refinement. The conversation highlighted the growing role of autobiographical works in shaping the cultural and literary scene in Saudi Arabia, providing a platform for diverse voices and stories.

Source: Okaz

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