UAE's Kalimat to launch first Arabic graphic novel

Publisher says it will release Antara at the Middle East Film and Comic Con
UAE's Kalimat to launch first Arabic graphic novel
Kalimat, the first publishing house in the UAE dedicated solely to publishing Arabic children's books, will release graphic novel Antara at the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) which runs in Dubai until Saturday. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Thu 05 Apr 2018 01:59 PM

COMICS, an imprint of the UAE-based Kalimat Group, has announced it is to publish its first Arabic graphic novel.

Kalimat, the first publishing house in the UAE dedicated solely to publishing Arabic children's books, will release Antara at the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) which runs in Dubai until Saturday.

COMICS will also promote their eight other titles, which were earlier released at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2017 and the Paris Book Fair 2018.

These titles include Arabic translations of Baddawi, Heart and Brain, Anya's Ghost, Username: Evie, Shadow Hero, Friends with Boys, Pyongyang and The Little Prince.

COMICS, which was launched last year by Kalimat Group, specialises in publishing various kinds of comics in Arabic. It aims to introduce Arabic readers to the world of comics and offer a wide range of options for comic book lovers.

It also translates famous foreign language comics into Arabic to make them available for the regional language readers.

MEFCC is a three-day festival of regional and international entertainment culture in Dubai including some of the world’s biggest celebrities and brands in film, TV, science-fiction, anime, manga, comics and collectibles.

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