Sahar Abdallah, Artist Behind Mahmoud Darwish Adaptations, Wins Canadian Arts Award

Children’s picture-book artist Sahar Abdallah — who designed the ArabKidLitNow! recommended Think of Others — has won an “RBC Arts Access Fund” award in Toronto:

According to the Toronto Arts Foundation, the “RBC Arts Access Fund is an award initiative presented by Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation, awarding a total of $30,000 to support newcomer artists across Toronto.”

Abdallah recently also held an exhibition of her illustrations in Toronto.

In addition to writing and illustration award-winning picture books, Abdallah facilitates international workshops and has held three solo exhibitions: “Children and stories” (2009), “A painting and a book” (2012), and “Scribbles” (2014).

Read more about her work adapting Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry to children’s books.


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