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Trends in Children’s Literature: Arabic and German voices

Arabic and German children's literature in the spotlight

Children’s books – their themes, narrative styles and design preferences – also always reflect the notions of childhood of their authors’ respective societies. What ideas are revealed in contemporary children’s books from the Arab world and Germany? What stories are being told? What role does the everyday life of children – and fantasy – play in them?

The panel will be held in German, English and Arabic.



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Sheikh Zayed Book Award und Litprom e.V.
The event is free of charge


Hussain Al Mutawaa

writer, photographer and winner of the 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for the children’s book “I Dream of Being A Concrete Mixer"

Dr. Christiane Raabe

Leiterin der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek in München / head of the International Youth Library in Munich

Stephan Trudewind

Verleger bei Edition Orient für Kinderbücher aus der arabischen Welt / editor of children’s books from the Arab world at Edition Orient

Stefan Weidner

Arabist, author and translator