Kuwait’s 40th Book Fair con­cludes with poetry

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KUWAIT: Kuwait’s 40th Book Fair had a per­fect end­ing on Satur­day evening when Dr Has­san Talab of Egypt sig­naled the con­clu­sion of the fair with his po­ems, con­sid­ered as the grand fi­nale but in words. Talab, a mem­ber in Egypt’s union of writ­ers and the poetry com­mit­tee, read his fa­mous philo­soph­i­cal poem “Shay’” (Thing).

Then he read the Echo of the Sound poem from his “Sac­ri­fice to God of War” col­lec­tion. The con­clu­sion was or­ga­nized by the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Art and Let­ters (NCCAL). Talab thanked the NCCAL for invit­ing him to par­tic­i­pate in the Book Fair and to make his po­ems con­clude the fair, which opened on Novem­ber 19.

Mo­ham­mad Al-Asousi, NCCAL As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Gen­eral for Cul­ture, said there were many pub­lish­ers that took part in the fair this year thus at­tract­ing many visi­tors. Speak­ing to KUNA, Asousi the cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties held on the side­lines of the Book Fair were di­ver­si­fied and thus hon­ored all tastes. Th­ese cul­tural events dealt with the book, poetry and TV drama, he ex­plained.

Asousi said the next Book Fair would co­in­cide with cel­e­bra­tions that mark Kuwait as the 2016 Is­lamic Cul­tural Cap­i­tal. He thanked His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah for spon­sor­ing the Book Fair, as well as In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of State for Youth Af­fairs Sheikh Sal­man Al-Sabah for his re­lent­less sup­port of the NCCAL. —KUNA

KUWAIT: Egyp­tian poet Dr Has­san Talab at­tend an event held at the con­clu­sion of the Kuwait Book Fair. —KUNA

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