February 13, 2024

The Saudi Novelist Badriah Albeshr: Guest of the International Book Fair in Iraq

The Saudi Novelist Badriya Al-Bashr Guest of the International Book Fair in Iraq

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The Saudi novelist and journalist, Badriah Albeshr, has been featured as a distinguished guest at the International Book Fair in Iraq. Taking place from February 14 to 24, 2024, this edition of the fair is dedicated to the theme of “Palestine” in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Organized by the “Al-Mada” Foundation for Media, Culture, and Arts, in collaboration with the General Union of Writers and Authors and coordinated with the Publishers and Writers Association in Iraq, the event boasts the participation of over 350 publishers from 16 countries. The fair serves as a cultural hub in Baghdad and is renowned as the largest cultural event in the city.

Among the notable guests at the fair is Badriah Albeshr, a Saudi literary figure celebrated for her contributions to short stories, novels, articles, and scholarly research. She has received recognition, including the Arab Media Award for Best Columnist in 2012.

Badriah Albeshr

Badriah Albeshr

The event features a diverse program, including dialogues and critiques on Palestine led by intellectuals and experts. Palestinian heritage symbols will be present throughout the fair, contributing to a rich cultural experience.

Prominent figures from various Arab countries, such as Palestinian novelist and journalist Rabai Al-Madhoun, Iraqi writer Ali Badr, Kuwaiti novelist Saad Al-Sanousi, Lebanese writer and historian Fawaz Traboulsi, Omani novelist Beshra Khalfan, and Syrian writer and thinker Feras Al-Sawwah, are also part of the fair’s guest lineup.

The “Al-Mada” Foundation commits to utilizing its resources to supply government universities and public libraries with a diverse range of Iraqi, Arab, and foreign books. Additionally, it pledges support for cultural events and activities for intellectuals and their organizations. As part of the fair, a daily book will be published under the “Book with the Newspaper” project, adding a dynamic literary component to the event. Explore the cultural richness and intellectual insights at the International Book Fair in Iraq, where diverse voices converge to celebrate literature, knowledge, and shared experiences.

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