Be well read at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
This weekend finds the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair well into its stride. The pick of today’s cultural programme is a discussion about the quality of public art in major Arab capitals, which asks the question “Arab Sculpture: have we entered an age of kitsch?” from 11am, on the Discussion Sofa. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Al Multaqa Literary Salon that runs an extraordinary programme of speakers in less formal surroundings. Leading Chinese novelist Mai Jia will be speaking about the perception of Arabic literature in China, from 1 to 2pm today. For full listings of the programming, visit adbookfair.com
Mai Jia talks about China’s perception of Arabic literature, today at Al Multaqa Literary Salon.