Emirates News Agency – Canada showcases cultural diversity at Sharjah International Book Fair 2022

SHARJAH, 30th October, 2022 (WAM) — Canada’s stand at the Sharjah International Book Fair, November 2-13, 2022, showcases 58 titles from 31 Canadian publishers, representing its diversity, indigenous culture, women’s empowerment and girls, and sustainability. The kiosk aims to invite visitors to discover Canada’s cultural diversity through literature.

Jean-Philippe Linteau, Consul General of Canada in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, said: “Literary exchanges are a great way to foster people-to-people connections and improve cross-cultural understanding. Whether expressed in English or French, Canada’s literary canon reflects the values ​​and diversity of the Canadian experience.

“This year, the majority of titles in Canada’s newsstand are aimed at young audiences, reflecting Canada’s leadership in promoting children’s literature and literacy for the next generation. We encourage families to stop by the Canada booth to experience Canada through the eyes of our talented authors and illustrators.

“Canada is very pleased to be participating in the Sharjah International Book Fair again this year, recognizing that it has become one of the world’s premier publishing events. This success is due to the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority.

Canadian books are showcased at the Sharjah International Book Fair in conjunction with Livres Canada Books, the national association of Canadian publishers. At the Canada booth, visitors and trade commissioners can learn more about Canadian books.

Tariq Al Faham

Angela C. Hale