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  • A Meeting of Literary Giants

    We have gathered three giants of Emirati letters and literature for an expansive discussion about their significant contributions to the UAE’s literary culture. His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr is a distinguished writer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library; Ali Abu Al Reesh is an internationally renowned Emirati novelist, poet and literary journal editor; Dr Rafia Ghubash is the pioneering founder of the Women’s Museum and is renowned for her authoritative book, Encyclopaedia of an Emirati Woman. They will speak with Safia Al Shehi about the past, present and future of Emirati literature.


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