8-books-w-catIraq’s first book fair in 20 years concluded on Thursday with organizers and attendees hailing it as a return to the global literary scene for the violence-wracked country.

The two-week exhibition featured more than 200 publishing houses from 32 countries displaying about 37,000 books at a massive conference hall in Mansur, west Baghdad, according to the event’s organisers.

“Baghdad has regained its place on the world’s cultural map.”

(READ the AFP article in Yahoo News)

Thanks to Julia Frerichs for sending the link!

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