Emirati culture at São Paulo Book Fair. The Emirate of Sharjah celebrates the emirate’s selection as Guest of Honour at the 25th edition of São Paulo International Book Fair, which took place from August 3-12, with a rich programme highlighting Sharjah’s increasing influence on the global cultural landscape. Supervised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), in collaboration with 15 cultural institutions and organisations, Sharjah will organise a series of high profile sessions, seminars and book events that will be presented by 20 Emirati authors and publishers. The programme, which will also highlight 40 Emirati books translated into Portuguese, Brazil’s official language, aims to promote meaningful insights into the heritage of the UAE and the Arab region. The celebratory programme was unveiled during a press conference held in São Paulo in the presence of Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA, Ibrahim Salem Al Alawi, UAE Consul General in São Paulo.