AGYA at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022

AGYA joined the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) 2022 a second consecutive year in a row with Germany being ‘guest of honor’. At the German Pavilion, AGYA presented selected new and recent publications on topics such as Women Writers, Medieval Stories for Young Readers, Innovative Approaches on Ruins, Musicology and Ethnology. Selected publications represented the diversity of research conducted by AGYA members and alumni/ae.

AGYA book release: Brigitte Schiffer – letters from Cairo, 1935-63

AGYA member Dr. Matthias Pasdzierny released the AGYA publication ‘Brigitte Schiffer – letters from Cairo, 1935-63’, edited together with AGYA member Dr. Ikram Hili, in cooperation with ‘Kalima translation project’, Abu Dhabi.
The publication was introduced to the public in a panel discussion with AGYA members Matthias Pasdzierny, Dr. Stefan Maneval, AGYA Alumnus Prof. Dr. Bilal Orfali, and Mustafa Al-Slaiman from Kalima. The Panel introduced the approaches of the musicologists and ethnologist Brigitte Schiffer in a stimulating discussion about artistic and intellectual exchange processes between Europe and Arab countries in the early 20th Century.

Engaging the reader through design

AGYA member Stefan Maneval presented the AGYA publications ‘Forms of Migration‘ and ‘Faith Travels by Streetcar‘, which claim a symbiotic visual approach between form and content, text and design. Readers are engaged to chose their favorite style of their book copy.
With AGYA Alumnus Bilal Orfali discussing in another panel the interconnections between Islam and the West, and AGYA Alumnus Dr. Kirill Dmitriev also joining the programme, AGYA was strongly presented at the ADIBF 2022 under this years bookfairs’ motto ‘Reading is seeing’.

Date and Venue

23-29 May 2022
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates