Sharjah Book Authority, SBA, has released the Thai version of Ebdaat Emiratiyah (Emirati Creativities), produced by Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Federal National Council, FNC, Speaker, in recognition of the UAE's selection as guest of honour at the Bangkok International Book Fair 2015, which runs until April 6th.
The UAE is participating in the book fair with a high-level delegation led by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the UAE Publishers Association, EPA, and includes a number of cultural institutions.
Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority, SBA, presented a copy of the Emirati Creativities book to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand during her visit to the UAE stand at the Bangkok International Book Fair.
The book features poetry and narratives by fifty creative Emiratis, male and female, who participated in the UAE's cultural scene for four decades producing work that reflects the richness and diversity of their cultural and literary experiences.
Ahmed Bin Rakkad Al Ameri said, "The Emirate of Sharjah seeks, through its cultural initiatives, derived from the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah to promote UAE culture in all world languages and enhance inter-cultural understanding and exchange of knowledge between people. This is simply because good relations between countries contribute to establishing the values of tolerance, love and peace. SBA believes art and the written word can do this, as well as advance communities and increase cooperation for the good of humanity."
The FNC Speaker praised SBA's efforts and its sponsorship of the UAE Stand in Bangkok Fair, and praising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for his support for the book industry, thereby giving writers the status they deserve locally, regionally and globally.