Muhammad Al Qaseer, Director of the Cultural Affairs Department in the Department of Culture in Sharjah, honored 4 authors of the publications issued by the Department for the year 2021, in a ceremony held at the department’s headquarters yesterday, Wednesday morning: (Mahra Ali Ahmed, Dr. Mona Bu Naama, Dr. Maryam Hassan Al Ali, and Abeer Ahmed) and the publications varied between stories, theses, and social studies.
This is the department’s second honor, and the authors were distributed into groups, to be honored at separate intervals, taking into account the precautionary measures followed, as the year 2021 AD witnessed the issuance of the Department of Culture for 100 books between poetry, novel, short story, criticism, theater and children’s literature, And other diverse literary fields.
Al-Qusair welcomed the writers and pointed out that the department is keen to celebrate the authors of its publications, in an effort to raise the intellectual and literary taste and encourage promising authors in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the Union and Ruler of Sharjah, because of its impact on cultural and civilization advancement. Al-Qusayr expressed his gratitude for this practical, scientific and cognitive effort by the authors in spreading the message of culture and knowledge.
The honorees provided an overview of their publications, and Maryam Al Ali began by talking about her book “The Maqam Referral in the Qur’anic Stories: A Textual Linguistic Approach in Surat Al-Araf / Ph.D. Thesis – Language and Grammar,” explaining that it studies in a focused manner the concept of referral; As a prominent tool of consistency, a way to text cohesion, and it delves into the relationship between reference and textual linguistics.
Abeer Ahmed spoke about her collection “An object that preys on itself:” and it was published in the series “Sunrises.” In this collection, the writer spreads her perceptions and visions in an intense narrative style, starting from the self to draw inspirational visions in awareness and awareness, and to seize the special moments that are deeply influential.
They were followed by Dr. Mona Bou Naama, who spoke about his book “Al Fosoul – Studies and Approaches on the Emirates,” said: “The book provides a conscious light on the insightful vision and the prominent pillars established by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in his project aimed at protecting heritage and codifying the history of the Emirates.”
Mahra Ahmed, in turn, spoke about her book “Scattered Reflections / A Series of Sunshine,” and confirmed that it embodies dreamy ideas, seeking a fair swing between contradictions, to describe the bridges / linking between them, and highlighting the most familiar dualities, such as love and pain, hope and despair, life and death, the ego and the other.
At the end of the ceremony, Al-Qusair presented the creators with certificates of appreciation and invited them to review the terms of the Sharjah Creativity Award competition / first edition, which is listed on the department’s website, to encourage them to participate in their creativity through it. Sharjah Narrative and the Forum of the Emirati story and narration.