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Monday, May 11 • 14:15 - 15:00
Selecting, translating and editing childrens literature BEGRÄNSADE

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Translation of children’s books between different markets requires particular cross-cultural sensitivities intrinsic to the combined purpose of stimulating creativity and active engagement with storytelling, encouraging reading habits and educating. What are the challenges of making children’s books travel between cultures?

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
avatar for Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Wafa Thabet Mezghani وفــــــــــــاء ثـــــابت المزغنّـــــــي

Children\'s literature critic, storyteller & Researcher وباحثة في ثقافة الطفل، وراوية قصص للأطفال, Sfax Higher Institute of Technological Studies- Tunisia
Wafa Thabet Mezghani, an English teacher with special training in Manchester and Oregon University and a long experience in teaching in primary and secondary schools (UAE and Tunisia) and higher education (ISET Sfax) and training in storytelling with ACUMEN and leadership with Iowa State University. Wafa has always combined teaching with her art of telling stories. In fact she has been telling stories since her childhood. She was born and... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
avatar for Alexandra Buchler

Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →
avatar for Fatima Sharafeddine فاطمة شرف الدين

Fatima Sharafeddine فاطمة شرف الدين

Writer
| Fatima Sharafeddine is an award-winning Arabic children’s author living between Beirut and Brussels. Over the past 10 years, she has worked on over 120 books from various publishers from Lebanon, UAE, Egypt and Belgium. Her stories have been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, Turkish, English and Korean. Fatima participates in major international children’s book fairs and has been a popular guest... Read More →
avatar for Zeynep Sevde Paksu زينب سيفدي باكسو

Zeynep Sevde Paksu زينب سيفدي باكسو

Editor, Writer, Manager, Taze Kitap تايز كيتاب
| | Zeynep Sevde Paksu was born at 20 August 1983 in İstanbul. She studied physics in Yildiz Technical University. Since 2001 she is working in the publishing sector as an editor, writer and manager. She has 11 children books published in Turkish. Her “super kid’s diary” series became bestseller in Turkey when they published. She published 7 different children magazines until today. She owns an agency called Taze Kitap... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Tawasul تواصل ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE

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