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08 Dec 2016

Fables Across Time Book Signing

American Folk Art Museum President Monty Blanchard and Executive Director Anne-Imelda Radice cordially invite AFAM patrons to a reception and book signing for Fables across Time, an Arabic- and English-language children’s book written and illustrated by Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. All are welcome. 

A collection of animal fables, the book centers around the jackals Kalila and Dimna, who are also brothers. The story cycle originated in India more than two thousand years ago and circulated widely in the Near East. It is considered one of the most popular collections of stories ever written. Three of the stories have been adapted in this book; they are tales about resourcefulness, jealousy, and friendship.


Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir is professor of art history, author, museum consultant, and artist, as well as the president of the Sabiha Al Khemir Foundation, a nonprofit organization that fosters cross-cultural creative exchange. She was the founding director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. She began drawing and painting as a child, and her artwork has appeared in publications in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She is the author of a number of books about Islamic art and also writes novels. She has written and presented a number of television documentaries. Dr. Al Khemir was born in Tunisia and lives in New York City.

Please RSVP by December 5 to or 212. 595. 9533, ext. 306.

5:00 pm–8:00 pm