Rewayat, an imprint of Kalimat Publishing Group, has released 12 new novels during its participation at the 26th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which is running from April 27 until May 3 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Rewayat, forms a major part of Kalimat Group’s presence at the festival, which is seeing the participation of 1,260 exhibitors from 63 countries.
The 12 new novels, written by celebrated Arab and international authors, are characterised by their exciting narrative styles and engaging tone of voice, which have been developed to appeal to the age range of adolescents and young adults. The list comprises ‘Tensions of Copt,’ by writer Amin Taj Al Sir; ‘Deaton,’ by author Asmaa Qadri; ‘Circles,’ by author Ruba Al Dera'a; ‘Coming late’ by Ali Al Hudaithi; ‘Maggot Moon,’ by Sally Gardner; ‘Women's Cities,’ by Najmuddin Saman; ‘Passion and Pistachio,’ by Wafa Modhesh; ‘Heaven's Nail,’ by Abdul Aziz Mousa; ‘Dahan’ by Mohamed Ould Salem; ‘Shankrara,’ by Radiya Al Shahaybi; ‘Eshkil’ by Enas Al Abbasi and ‘Scene's Witnesses’ by Ahmed Ben Mimoun.
Tamer Said, Managing Director of Kalimat Group, said; "The launch by Rewayat of these 12 new novels at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is particularly significant, as it isRewayat’s first participation at the fair, having been founded just six months ago. We hope that these great new publications will succeed in attracting young adult readers who enjoy exciting and involving narratives. These books are page turners that captivate readers from the moment they open the cover."
In addition to its 12 new titles, Rewayat has also been showcasing its existing collection of novels and short stories for young adults that have been released since its inception, with all the displayed titles generating a positive reaction from visitors to Kalimat's stand at the fair.
The Sharjah based Kalimat Group, holds under its umbrella a number of leading imprints in Arabic literature publishing with its driving force being progress through innovation.
Kalimat Group is comprised of Kalimat, the first publishing house in the UAE dedicated solely to publishing and distributing high quality Arabic children’s books targeting children up to 16 years old, and Horouf, which was established in 2013, and is dedicated to publishing printed books and smart applications that offer a modern integrated education system in the Arabic language that is first of its kind in the Arab World. Horouf’s solutions aim to pioneer a fresh, fun, and future oriented approach to Arabic Education that helps build and develop the capacity of students. The latest additions of Kalimat are “Rewayat”, specialized in chapter books targeting Adults and young adults, and “Maktaba”, the outstanding literary café that offers a unique environment that enrich the passion of reading.
With a portfolio of internationally acclaimed and award winning authors and illustrators, Kalimat focuses on producing books that the children of the UAE and the region can relate to, with vibrant illustrations and stories that talk about the value of family, friendship, simplicity, and happiness. The Best Children’s Publisher of the Year Award judges praised the innovative efforts made by Kalimat to produce titles and books in Arabic that are characterised by high literary and artistic standards, and was recently named the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in Asia at Bologna Book Fair 2016.