Sharjah24: During their participation at the ongoing 40th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) has unveiled the logo, vision and brand identity of the Menassah Distribution Company, which was announced earlier in May fllowing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to boost the entry of UAE publishers into regional and international markets.
One Thousand and One Nights, or more popularly known as Arabian Nights, is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian folktales which was brought together in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. One Thousand and One Nights is a prime example of the rich and varied literary production during this time, which ranged from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, when most of the Arabic-speaking world saw a scientific, economic, and cultural boom.
It's certainly worth taking the time to savour some of the beauties of Arabic literature if you want to go a little further into the Arab world and experience another side of its rich past and culture. For a taste of what's on offer, here are three recommendations. You don't need to learn Arabic to read them; but, once you do, you might be inclined to do so. They are all available in English translation.