Children's event
Jekar Khourchid: Fires in Paradise

Jekar Khourchid: Fires in Paradise

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 16:30-17:15

Venue: MBRL Young Adult Library, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai

Language: Arabic

Age: 7-12

Session No: 220 

How can we protect our beautiful planet? How do we keep dangerous wildfires and droughts from spreading? How do we preserve the beauty of nature?

In this session, writer Jekar Khourchid walks us through his book The Fires in Paradise on the traditional method of refining oil and presents effective ways to preserve nature and develop sustainability.

Jekar Khourchid is a Syrian writer and poet, who has published over than 300 children’s books. He also writes for many children's magazines, most notably: Majid, Al-Araby Al-Sagheer, Ahmed Magazine, Osama Al-Hayat, among others. He won the 2006 Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity. He was also nominated for the 2022 Arab Children’s Book Publisher Forum Award. He currently resides in The Hague, Netherlands.
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