Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 16:45
Students, faculty members, and staff of the Department of English and Kashkul Center for Arts and Culture at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) took part in the Sulaimani Expo International Book Fair held in Sulaimani November 18-27, 2021.
The Department of English organized a field trip on November 20, 2021 to the Fair for some 40 students to visit booksellers, review the vast number of books for sale and on display, and research publications of interest for future projects and assignments.
Kashkul participated as an exhibitor at the Fair, with seven different poetry books in English, Arabic, and Kurdish offered, including a number of Kurdish-English publications. This year is the second time that Kashkul has participated in the Fair.
Sulaimani Expo International Book Fair is an annual event held in Sulaimani city. This year marks the third time the event has been held, with over 300 publishing houses, authors, and bookstores from 11 different countries represented.
The highest demand for books this year were on subjects related to psychology, sociology, religion, and politics. Many booksellers reported running out of books in those subjects towards the latter days of the event.
In addition to sales, other activities took place at the Fair, including panel discussions featuring publishers, authors and writers, as well as translators.
Written by Ghazala Jango