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Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati poet, artist, scriptwriter, and film director. She published nine poetry collections in the Arabic language and her work has been translated to several languages. Nujoom is also a renowned screenwriter and filmmaker, her films have won over 25 regional and international prizes. Her achievements in the arts have been recognized both nationally and internationally. In 2019, she was the solo artist of the UAE National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Alghanem started her professional career in the early 1980s as a journalist, she was one of the founding members of the Emirates Writers’ Union in 1984. Alongside her artistic endeavors, she has worked as a professional trainer in filmmaking and creative writing and as a cultural consultant. She is the holder of a master’s degree in film production from Griffith University in Australia.

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When his soul left his body and this world, he left a house for poetry, a place for his things, and walls where the poetry he loved would remain. The Bahraini poet Ibrahim Al Arrayed, and all those who (followed) him in his literary journey and translated works, were retained by the Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research in his city which he belonged, Manama. For it was the house of fame, as the first among the homes of cultural centers outside the city of Muharraq.

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