Preserving The Cultural Heritage – Presentation Of The “Books – Made In Uae” Collection Of Emirati Folk Tales


Start Date : April 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm
End Date : April 26, 2018 - 6:45 pm
Venue :  Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

With Ute Krause, Ameera Bin Kadra, Nadia Al Najjar, and Abdulla Al Sharhan

Moderated by Iman Bin Chaiba

Folk tales are vital in shaping the cultural memories of individuals and communities. They help to connect generations with their national identity and chronicle the various achievements made by their ancestors on tangible and moral levels. It is through folk tales that people can find common bonds within their society and foster a sense of belonging. As part of their sixth edition of the “Books – Made in UAE” initiative, the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and the Goethe-Institut have launched a collection of Emirati folk tales for children. In a series of workshops under the supervision of German children’s book author and illustrator Ute Krause, 10 Emirati children’s book authors have collected 16 folk tales from their culture and rewritten them to make them attractive for children. Emirati illustrator Abdulla Al Sharhan has illustrated the stories. In this session, Ute Krause and the workshop participants will speak about their experiences during the creative process and what preserving the cultural heritage by keeping oral traditions alive means to them.


Language: In Arabic/English with translation.
Price: Free Entry