Moroccan writer, Mohamed Dahi, is among the winners of the 16th Sheikh Zayed Book Award, the Sheikh Zayed Book Prize Foundation announced in a statement on Monday.
Dahi won the Prize in the “Arts and Critical Studies” category for his book “The Narrator and the Soulmate: From Acting to Faking” issued by Le Centre Culturel du Livre in 2021.
This book classifies forms of self-narrative in general literary discourse, including diaries, letters, confessions, journals, self-imagination, and self-narration. It is characterized by a smooth presentation, clear concepts, accurate analysis, a modern and comprehensive review, and reading of ancient and modern Arabic narrative works.
The foundation announced the winners of seven of its nine categories for this year, namely Literature, Children’s Literature, Young Author, Translation, Art and Literary Criticism, Arab Culture in Other Languages, and Publishing and Technology.
Of the two remaining categories, the winner of the Cultural Personality of the Year honor is to be announced in the weeks to come. The ninth category, Development of Nations, is not being conferred this year.