Adult event
Stories of Generations in a Digital World: Abdullah Abdulrahman & Sheikha Al Jabari

Stories of Generations in a Digital World: Abdullah Abdulrahman & Sheikha Al Jabari

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:00-18:00

Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai

Language: Arabic

Session No: 210 

Over generations, along with their vibrant cultures, beliefs, legends, and identities, people have passed down the stories of their ancestors in folkloric ceremonial songs and chants, folk poetry and other methods that proved the importance of oral storytelling over time. But, in today’s digital age, how do we preserve this legacy? And what does the landscape of oral culture and heritage look like today? 

Abdullah Abdulrahman is a journalist and researcher in heritage, popular culture and memory of the place in the Emirates. He has published more than six books. He is the winner of the Arab Press Award, the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage, and was named Personality of the Year in 2020 and 2021.

Sheikha Al Jabri is an Emirati poet and writer. In the field of heritage, she works as a researcher and trainer. She has written several books, including Emirati Women's Decoration and Fashion - The Philosophy of Body Adornment for Emirati Women 2020, as well as a series of folk tales published by the Sharjah Heritage Institute, which includes five stories.
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