Sharjah Publishing City sponsors Nigerian literature award

The third edition of Nigeria’s Channel Book Club Literature Prize is being sponsored by the UAE’s Sharjah Publishing City.

The Sharjah Publishing City, part of the Sharjah Book Authority’s mandate to promote a global reading culture, aims to raise awareness of the SPC in Africa and to introduce African authors and publishers to the UAE, in turn part of a wider international remit to reach the global book markets.

The award targets school-children and young adults, and according to MENAFN,

This year’s edition of the competition requires participants to summarize Jowhor Ile’s novel titled “And After Many Days” in an article of 1500 words maximum. The only condition is to keep the main idea and general structure of the book.

The winners will be invited to the Sharjah International Book Fair, one of the largest literary events in the world.

This was Sharjah in 2017:

Record-breaking Sharjah Int. Book Fair – 2.38 million visitors. $56 million book sales in eleven days

Talking about the award sponsorship, Sharjah Publishing City Director Salim Omar Salim sai,

The SPC promotes Sharjah’s profile as a global hub for culture, literature, and knowledge. This mission aligns with the vision of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who established a comprehensive cultural project that aims to achieve development, awareness and knowledge renaissance within the society members.

The sponsorship of Channel Book Club Prize aligns with SPC’s goals to attract more publishers, authors and readers from Africa. This also facilitates communication between our nations where we can promote cultural and knowledge exchange. We also aim to share leading industry experiences in the UAE and the region.

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