Emirates Literature Foundation Blog (ELF)

Oh Say Can You Read! 6 Books That Could Be The Next Great American Novel

Some of the best books from the last few decades.


BOOK REVIEW: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
BOOK REVIEW: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
BOOK REVIEW: Who Let the Gods Out? By Maz Evans

EDITOR'S PICKS

What's On The Bookshelf
A Call for a Renewed Focus on Sustainability
World Mental Health Day: Books To Keep The Conversation Going
LitNews: J.R.R. Tolkien Center, House of Wisdom, Roots & Shoots & More

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Tune in for fiction and non-fiction recommendations, and great conversations about books and authors. The team from Emirates Literature Foundation may be temporarily housebound, but the conversation about books is not.
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Expect session recordings from the EmiratesLitFest, interviews with some of your favourite authors, book recommendations from the team as well as loads more on our YouTube channel.

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Latest Interview

Hafsa Lodi at Emirates LitFest 2021

Hafsa Lodi is an American journalist. Her debut non-fiction book Modesty: A Fashion Paradox, launched at the 2020 Emirates Literature Festival. It explores the causes, controversies and key players of the global modest fashion movement, and has been featured by Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar (US and Arabia), Cosmo UK, Emirates Woman and more.

Latest session

Social Stereotypes – How the Digital World is Changing Your Reality: Max of Arabia & Walaa Kamal

There is no doubt about the psychological and emotional pressure associated with excessive use of social media and entertainment platforms. Now that digital content is so easily accessed it has become the basis of many of our ideas and perceptions about countries, peoples, cultures, and religions. Social networks have moved beyond being a space for self-expression and exchange of comments to a place where the most private of thoughts and experiences are exposed.

Latest team recommendation

Book Recommendations from the Team: Great Expectations, The Lord of the Rings and The Vanishing Half

In this episode, as the Academy Awards have just announced their best supporting actors and actresses we found ourselves wondering who would win the Boundless Book Club trophy for best supporting character. Join Ahlam, Andrea and Annabelle on a journey through some of their favourite supporting characters who definitely deserve more page time.