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Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s First Longlist Announcement “Development of Nations” and “Critical Studies” Longlists Revealed

Abu Dhabi 7 Nov 2016–The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today the first longlist of its 11th cycle (2016/2017), starting with ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary& Arts Criticism’  categories.

The Longlist for Development of Nations consists of six titles out of 145 nominations received. These nominations were received from five Arabic countries, namely Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria and Syria. The works named in the category’s longlist are;

Title Author Nationality Publishing
‘Jadal Aldin wal hadatha’ (The Controversy of Religion and Modernity) Salah Salem Egyptian General Egyptian Book Organization (2016)
‘fil Islam al thaqafi’ (In cultural Islam) Bensalem Himmich Moroccan Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Egypt (2016)
‘al Islam wal insan’ (Islam and the Human Being) Mohammad Chahrour Syrian Dar Al Saqi (2016)
‘ijtihad wa jadal al hadatha’ (ijtihad and controversy of modernity) Nora Bouhenache Algeria Difaf Publishing (2016)
‘murafa’a lil mustalbalat al arabiyya al mumkina’ (a plea for probable Arabic futures) Fehmi Jadaane Jordanian Arab Network for Research and Publishing (2016)
‘al dawla wal din fil ijtima’ al arabi al islami’ ( State and Religion in the Arabic-Islamic sociology) Abdel ilah Belkeziz Moroccan Al Maaref Forum (2015)

As for the ‘Literary& Arts Criticism’ category, the longlist consists of 7 titles out of 120 nominations received. These nominations came from 5 Arabic countries, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Lebanon. The longlisted works are;

Title Author Nationality Publishing
‘al mahabba ‘ind al sufiya’ (love in Sufism) Asmaa Khoualdia Tunisian Difaf Publishing (2016)
’ fann al sira fil turath al ‘arabi’ (The art of biography in Arabic heritage) Noureddine Benkhoud Tunisian Deanship of Academic  Research, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (2016)
‘faa’liah alkhial ala’dbi’ (the Validity of Literary Fiction) Said Al Ghanimi Iraqi/Australian Al Kamel Verlag (2015)
‘al sh’ir al ‘arabil hadith’ (Modern Arabic Poetry) Charbel Dagher Lebanese Al Maaref Forum (2015)
‘ afaq alnazariyya al adabiyya’ (the prospects of literary theory) Saleh Zayyad Saudi Dar al Tanweer (2016)
‘ tayf suleiman’ (Suleiman’s Spectrum) Mustapha Ennahhal Moroccan Dar Abiraqraq (2016)
‘ khitabul akhlaq wal hawiyya fi rasa’el al Jahez (moral and identity discourse in al jahiz) Mohammad Mishbal Moroccan Dar Konoz Al Ma’rifah (2015)

The announcements will continue on a bi-weekly basis for the remaining awards.

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7/11/2016

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