Today, the Qatari Forum for Authors is organizing, at exactly seven o’clock in the evening, a critical session on the “Cultural Patterns in Qatari Novel”, presented by Dr. Abdel Hamid Heima, Professor of Criticism and Literature at the University of Kasdi Merbah and Ouargla, Algeria. That comes within the framework of the initiative “Read Me, I’m This Book”, and deals with the importance of cultural and social patterns in Qatari novels and the most prominent contents touching on Qatari reality at all levels. The novel is considered the most important literary genre in the modern era. In this context, Dr. Abdelhak Belabed, Session Moderator, stated that the aim of these meetings is to change our habits in critical readings, and to remember that when one reads he does on two levels. the first is that of understanding, while the second is that of learning. Dr. Abdelhak Belabed explained that the initiative “Read Me, I Am This Book” seeks to spread the culture of criticism among writers and novelists, and to enable readers to develop a strategic plan for choosing and reading books, in light of clear critical mechanisms, enabling them to distinguish between texts and determine their artistic and narrative aesthetics. Dr. Abdelhak Belabed further pointed out that the initiative aims to promote the culture of reading under home quarantine. We will not only read literary texts, but also learn how to change our reading habits and criticize such texts.
01 October, 2020