Including first-time Arabic translations of best-sellers as well as Arabic originals

Kalimat to release 6 new titles for children and young adults at SIBF 2020

Sharjah, November 2, 2020

Kalimat, the award-winning publisher specialised in Arabic books for children and young adults, an imprint of Kalimat Group, has announced it will be releasing 6 new titles at the 39th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair, taking place from November 4-14 at Expo Center Sharjah.

Four new releases for children include Arabic originals Harat Al Tayyeb, authored by Sahar Naja Mahfouz and illustrated by Alejandro Herrerías Silva, and Dawwar Al Shams, authored by Amal Naser and illustrated by Fadi Fadel.

Children’s releases also include a first-time Arabic translation of Malala’s Magic Pencil, (Qalam Malala Al Ajeeb), authored by Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, translated by Samar Mahfouz Barraj and illustrated by Kerascoët, and Al Hayat Ala Dhifaf Al Nahr, the Arabic translation of Waterlife authored and illustrated by Rambharos Jha, and translated by Samar Mahfouz Barraj, which features the art of Mithila in a visually stunning book, silkscreen-printed by hand on handmade paper.

For young adults, Kalimat will be releasing two first-time Arabic renditions, translated by Shadia Sheikhani, including Al Majd, (Glory) authored by Lauren St. John, best-selling author of The One Dollar Horse series, and Al Fata 87 (Boy 87), a historical fiction novel by Ele Fountain.

The new releases will be available for purchase at the Kalimat exhibition stand at the fair venue in Expo Centre Sharjah, where the Sharjah-based publisher will be exhibiting alongside 80,000 titles in several languages by 1,024 publishers from 73 countries who will be in attendance at one of the world’s top three book fairs. The books can also be purchased online through the publisher’s website:

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Attached Images:

  1. Book Cover – Harat Al Tayyeb, by Sahar Naja Mahfouz.
  2. Book Cover – Dawwar Al Shams, by Amal Naser.
  3. Book Cover – Qalam Malala Al Ajeeb (Malala’s Magic Pencil), by Malala Yousafzai, translated by Samar Mahfouz Barraj.
  4. Book Cover – Al Hayat Ala Dhifaf Al Nahr (Waterlife), by Rambharos Jha, and translated by Samar Mahfouz Barraj.
  5. Book Cover – Al Majd (Glory) by Lauren St. John and translated by Shadia Sheikhani.
  6. Book Cover – Al Fata 87 (Boy 87), by Ele Fountain and translated by Shadia Sheikhani.