Seven Moroccan titles have been selected from the long list of “Contribution to the Development of Nations” and “Arts and Critical Studies” categories of the 14th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
The long list of two categories includes 21 works selected from 411 submitted by authors from various Arab countries, said Wednesday, a statement from the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
In the category “Contributions to the development of Nations”, 11 titles were selected from 223 works presented, including two belonging to Moroccan writers, namely “The crisis of reading and culture in Morocco and the Arab world” of Mohamed Bousselam, published in 2017, and “Ibn Rushd and the construction of the Arab intellectual renaissance”, by Aziz Haddadi (2017).
The category “Arts and critical studies”, meanwhile, includes 10 books selected from 188, five of which are published by Moroccan authors, in this case Abdourrahman Tamara for his book on politics in the novel, published in 2019, Lahcen Ben Aziza for his book on John Barth and Charazad in the American imagination (2017), and Abderrahim Jiran for his work on “Memory in Narrative Narratives” (2019).
The long list of this category also includes a book on the poetry and humanization of the world Houria El Khamlichi, published in 2018, and “Text and difference: The hermeneutics of the divine image in Ibn Arabi” by Mohammad Amarach (2017).
The long list of these two categories includes other works by authors from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria.
The Sheikh Zayed Prize will reveal in the coming weeks the long lists of other categories.