The Tunis International Book Fair honored at the end of its 33rd session on Sunday many literary and novelist figures in Tunisia and the Arab world, including Kuwaiti writers Amal Randi and Latifa Buti, who held a children’s workshop during the exhibition.
Director of Tunis International Book Fair Shokri Al-Mabkhout presented certificates of appreciation to both writers for their respective awards in the child literature recently and for their efforts, perseverance and creativity in the field of children’s literature.
Al-Randi expressed to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) her pride to be honored by the Tunis International Book Fair, noting that she won two weeks ago the first place in the children literature branch of the Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Science in Ajman.
Buti won the Sheikh Zayed ook Award for the children’s literature category.
She added that this honor coincided with the quot;World Children’s Book Dayquot; which is observed on April 2 every year, calling for intensifying activities and workshops related to children’s literature because of their positive impact on the young generations.
For her part, Buti said in a similar statement to KUNA that this honor has its own flavor, especially with the presence of a number of officials and children from several Arab communities.
For his part, Al-Mabkhout, the exhibition’s director, said in a speech during the ceremony that the meeting with the two writers was quot;a rich opportunity for us and for the children who benefited from the workshops and we hope that the experience of this meeting will be repeated every year.