Saudi artist wins Japan manga contest

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Sun, 2024-05-12 15:13

RIYADH: The Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom Fumio Iwai awarded Saudi manga artist Samah Kamel with the 17th Japan International Manga Award’s Special Encouragement Award at a ceremony held at the Japanese Embassy in Riyadh.  

Kamel, a regular creator for Manga Arabia, expressed her joy at winning the prize for her work “Taif” about the challenges facing parents of children on the autism spectrum, and the various ways autistic people can be accommodated and integrated into society.

The Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom Fumio Iwai awards Saudi manga artist Samah Kamel with the 17th Japan International Manga Award’s Special Encouragement Award. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
The Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom Fumio Iwai is seen at a ceremony held at the Japanese Embassy in Riyadh. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Issam Bukhari, editor-in-chief of Manga Arabia, said Kamel’s achievement is a historic milestone in exporting Saudi and Arab creativity to the world. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Samah Kamel expressed her joy at winning the prize for her work “Taif” about the challenges facing parents of children on the autism spectrum. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Samah Kamel expressed her joy at winning the prize for her work “Taif” about the challenges facing parents of children on the autism spectrum. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Issam Bukhari, editor-in-chief of Manga Arabia, said Kamel’s achievement is a historic milestone in exporting Saudi and Arab creativity to the world. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Samah Kamel expressed her joy at winning the prize for her work “Taif” about the challenges facing parents of children on the autism spectrum. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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