June 6, 2023

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“Circle of Condiments” under “Library Talk” Spotlight

As part of its initiatives to support Reading Month 2023, the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai (Dubai Culture) organized a session discussing the novel “The Circle of Spices” by Emirati author Saleha Obaid, with a panel of professors and experts from Al Wasl University, Dubai. Students of the Department of Literature as part of an evening of the “Library Talks” series organized by the Commission for Art and Design at Al-Safa Library. Introducing the local cultural and literary scene, and figures of Emirati literature.

Iman Al Hammadi, director of library affairs at Dubai Culture, said: “The authority seeks to increase the interest in knowledge among all sections of society and to highlight the experiences of Emirati writers and their various works (library talk). “The Circle of Spices » session on the novel, Al-Mustawasit Published by Publications, it falls within the framework of developing a taste for criticism and throwing light on creative works.

During the session, Dr. from Al-Wasl University. Al-Rasheed Bousher gave a critical reading titled “Identifying Literary Genres in the Masala Novel Circle” in which he pointed out that Saliha Obaid was a leading Emirati writer. He wrote literary text with special references that blurred the boundaries between literary genres. From his first novel “Maybe It’s a Joke”, Salha Ebeid set out to identify literary genres and was able to create new styles of literary texts inspired by them. History.

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