Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and Founder and Patron of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), inaugurated the third edition of the ‘Folktales Reimagined’ project in Seoul, South Korea, being held as a part of the Sharjah Guest of Honour programme at the Seoul International Book Fair 2023. The Korean chapter of the project is the result of a close collaboration between UAEBBY, the Korean Board on Books for Young People (KBBY), and the National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) - a specialised branch library of the National Library of Korea in Seoul.
Part of this creative project is a 10-part exhibition that features the artistic retelling of centuries-old stories from the UAE’s and South Korea’s folkloric heritages by 5 artists each from Emirati and Korean who have interacted with and visually reinterpreted folk tales from each other’s nations to present their own unique vision of them.
Hungboo and Nolboo, a captivating tale of two brothers who take two very different paths to glory and face the kind of consequences that tells the reader the importance of honest actions, has been captured by talented local artist Aliyah AlAwadhi.
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