Beneath the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, the Sheikh Zayed E-book Award on the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre has revealed the winners of its fifteenth version, the most important in its historical past by way of submissions: 2,349nominations have been acquired in 2020/2021, a rise of 23% in comparison with the earlier version. The record of winners consists of seven authors and researchers from Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and america of America, along with a Lebanese publishing home.
Egyptian author, Iman Mersal, received the Literature class for her ebook Price Athar Enayat Al Zayyat (Within the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat) that was printed in 2019 by Al Kotob Khan Library, whereas Tunisian creator, MizouniBannani, received the Youngsters’s Literature award for his ebook RehlatFannan (An Artist’s Journey), printed by Dar Al Mua’nasa Publishing in 2020. The Translation award went to Impostures by Al-Hariri, translated from Arabic to English by Michael Cooperson from the USA, and printed by Library of Arabic Literature in 2020.
The Literary and Artwork Criticism award went to Tunisian researcher,KhelilGouia, for his ebook Masar Al Tahdeethfe Al Fonoon Al Tashkelyah, males Al Orsomahella Al Lawha(The Path of Modernisation within the Visible Arts, From Drawing to Portray), printed by Med Ali Éditions in 2020. The Contribution to the Improvement of Nations was awarded to Dr.Saeed El-masry from Egypt, for his ebook Turath Al Iste’ela’abayn Al Folklorwa Al Majal Al Deeny (Legacy of Supremacy between Folklore and Faith), printed by Batana Publishing & Distribution in 2019, and Tahera Qutbuddin from the USA received the Arab Tradition in Different Languages award for her ebook Arabic Oration: Artwork and Operate, printed by Brill Publishers in 2019.
The Younger Creator class was received byDr. Asma MuqbilAwadAlahmadi from Saudi Arabia for the examine Eshkalyat Al Thaat Al Saredah Price Al Rwayah Al Nesaayah Al Saudiah(The Issues of the Narrated Self within the Saudi Feminist Novel (1999 – 2012) (Crucial Examine)), printed by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc. in 2020. Dar Al Jadeed from Lebanon received the Publishing and Know-how award, in recognition of its function in shedding mild on long-forgotten subjects in Arab publishing, in addition to its contributions to the Arabic library with science books and linguistic and mental research.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, mentioned: “Since its first version in 2006, the Sheikh Zayed E-book Award has proved to be a beacon of tradition and literature, recognised and revered internationally as a champion of creativity. By this inspirational Award, we honour the reminiscence ofour nation’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose far-reaching imaginative and prescient for the UAE was intrinsically linked to the cornerstones of tradition, data and human improvement.”
HE Dr Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre and Secretary Basic of the Sheikh Zayed E-book Award, commented: “Regardless of the challenges of 2020, we have been delighted to see a record-breaking yr with submissions of outstanding high quality. As one of many Arab world’s main cultural awards, we’re proud to assist a flourishing worldwide publishing panorama and happy to see winners from 5 international locations across the globe. The judges have been particularly impressed with the vary of genres, the breadth of subjects and the ambition of the students and writers represented right here. This yr’s winners spotlight the depth and status of the Award within the Arab world and past. We commend their achievement and stay up for seeing extra very good work within the years to come back.”
Winners of the 2020/2021 Sheikh Zayed E-book Award
Literature Award: Price Athar Enayat Al Zayyat(Within the Footsteps of Enayat AlZayyat) by Egyptian author Iman Mersal, printed in 2019 by Al Kotob Khan Library. On this ebook, the creator embarks on a journey that traces the lifetime of late Egyptian author EnayatAl Zayyat, who died tragically within the Nineteen Sixties. A multi-genre work, the ebook makes use of storytelling, analysis, investigative journalism and different methods to inform the story of the late creator, whereas combining biographical and autobiographical insights to offer readers with a balanced, essential have a look at Al Zayat’s life and writing. The ebook transcends conventional gender constraints to inform a narrative by creativity, written document and historical past. This can be a renewed go to to a feminist expertise, re-introduced with nice integrity and inside a coherent narrative.
Youngsters’s Literature Award: RehlatFannan (An Artist’s Journey) by Tunisian creator MizouniBannani, printed by Dar Al Mua’nasa Publishing in 2020.A novel that depends on the class and aesthetics of expression to attach with a younger viewers, the ebook is wealthy in imagery and metaphorical expression, continuing slowly however excitingly, infused with creativeness. Using language is equally impressed. Within the ebook, birds can converse as they fly aroundand by the world, taking readers on a journey with wings of creativeness; they’re not simply readers, however individuals too. The novel emphasises values of loyalty and belonging to 1’s homeland.
Younger Creator Award: Eshkalyat Al Thaat Al Saredah Price Al Rwayah Al Nesaayah Al Saudiah (The Issues of the Narrated Self within the Saudi Feminist Novel (1999 – 2012) (Crucial Examine)) by Dr. Asma MuqbilAwadAlahmadi, printed by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc. in 2020. On this 830-page ebook, the researcher delivers a radical and complete examine of storytelling by feminine Saudi novelists, by the essential evaluation of 12 printed novels. The examine focuses on themes feminine Saudi novelists have explored and written about, resembling identification, belonging, and ladies’s battle for self-realisation. The feminine Saudi novel has turn out to be a platform the place ladies are accountable for telling their story, exploring the interior self and exercising their proper to freedom of expression and independence. The researcher and creator succeeded in utilising her experience in narrative methods, story improvement, a number of narrators, dialogue, and the aesthetics of area and time.
Translation Award: Impostures by Al-Hariri, translated from Arabic to English by Michael Cooperson from the USA, and printed by Library of Arabic Literature in 2020. A daring, mature and revolutionary strategy to translation enabled Michael Cooperson to grasp Maqamat Al-Hariri extra intimately than anybody else, and to understand it as a treasure of Arab heritage. Cooperson succeeded in evading the lure of literal translation that may be injurious or altogether damaging to the very coronary heart it’s meant to speak. Furthermore, Cooperson has remarkably transferred the emotions, concepts and expressions wholesale into English, even with a troublesome work that’s closely reliant on a rhyme scheme. One other notable truth about this translation is the extra liberated use of English with its native dialects, resembling these of the UK, Singapore and the USA. This facilitated translating the ebook at varied ranges of English-language fluency, culminating within the improvement of inventive and expressive methods. The translator’s profound familiarity with Arabic literature, in addition to his huge expertise as a translator, have contributed to the creation of a dynamic work of literature that positions Maqamat Al-Hariri in its rightful place.
Literary and Artwork Criticism Award: Masar Al Tahdeethfe Al Fonoon Al Tashkelyah, males Al Orsomahella Al Lawha (The Path of Modernisation within the Visible Arts, From Drawing to Portray) by Tunisian researcher KhelilGouia, printed by Med Ali Éditions in 2020. This ebook is an exploration of Tunisian artwork historical past from the emergence of the ‘Ursooma’, a type of Islamic artwork involving portray on glass, all the best way to portray within the up to date sense of the phrase, which emerged within the early twentieth century. The ebook delivers on literary and demanding fronts by studying and understanding established and presumptive historical past, making an attempt to shed the sunshine on this seamless transition from pre-modernist and conventional Tunisian artwork to trendy work. Lastly, the ebook delves into the connection between the ‘Ursooma’ conventional artwork in Tunisia and trendy artwork.
Contribution to the Improvement of Nations Award: Turath Al Iste’ela’abayn Al Folklorwa Al Majal Al Deeny (Legacy of Supremacy between Folklore and Faith) by Saeed El-masry from Egypt, printed by Batana Publishing & Distribution in 2019. A 357-page, seven-chapter work of cultural anthropology that mixes idea and discipline analysis, this ebook discusses faith and folklore, stopping to deal with an idea with heavy social connotations: conceitedness. The creator traces the roots of this phenomenon in folklore, in addition to in political Islam teams which have stoked the spirit of conceitedness in political participation in a way that contributed to the unfold of extremism, hate and sectarianism. The ebook additionally explains cultural discrimination in Egyptian folklore, in addition to the standard types of discrimination based mostly on social standing, age, residence, race and look. The ebook was researched and written with appreciable scientific integrity.
Arab Tradition in Different Languages Award: Arabic Oration: Artwork and Operate by Tahera Qutbuddin from the USA, printed by Brill Publishers in 2019. On this ebook, the creator runs a complete examination of oration within the Arabic language, with its distinctive cultural and creative traits. These traits embrace influencing and fascinating the viewers, using pictures, the dynamic tempo and the occasional use of non secular and literary quotations. This type of communication dates again to the pre-Islam oral custom of Arabian Peninsula tribes and has undergone a number of phases of transformation over time till it has taken its trendy, distinctive type, incomes within the course of a standing as a style of Arab heritage worthy of respect in its personal proper. The author’s distinctive familiarity with classical Arabic literature and her agency grasp on oral custom research and theories have enabled her to obviously articulate the varied facets of oration: construction, model, sorts and performance (spiritual, political, mental, social or navy).
Publishing and Know-how Award: Dar Al Jadeed was based in Beirut in 2000 with a singular give attention to long-forgotten subjects in Arab publishing, in addition to science books and linguistic and mental research. A strictly cultural mission,Dar Al Jadeedpursues real expertise and abilities seeking to be found and printed in isolation from ideological concerns and partisanship,allowing for the significance of science books to data and the progress of a society, in addition to the cultivation of rational, mythology-free data.
The recipient of the Cultural Persona of the Yr award can be introduced within the coming weeks, forward of the digital ceremony for the 15th Sheikh Zayed E-book Award, which can be held alongside the Abu Dhabi Worldwide E-book Truthful in Might. The Cultural Persona of the Yr recipient can be introduced with a gold medal and a certificates of advantage, in addition to a prize of AED 1 million. Winners of all different classes will every obtain a gold medal, a certificates of advantage and a prize of AED 750,000.