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Book Title: The Hidden Light of Objects|
The size of the: 15.39 MB
Edition: Bloomsbury USA
Date of issue: January 20th 2015
The author of the book: Mai Al-Nakib
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9789992195413
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A young girl, renamed Amerika in honour of the US role in the liberation of Kuwait, finds her name has become a barometer of her country’s growing hostility towards the West. A self-conscious Palestinian teenager is drawn into a botched suicide bombing by two belligerent classmates. A middle-aged man dying from cancer looks back on his extramarital affairs and the abiding forgiveness of his wife. A Kuwaiti woman returns to her family after being held captive in Iraq for a decade.
The headlines tell of war, unrest and religious clashes. But if you look beyond them you may see life in the Middle East as it is really lived – adolescent love, yearnings for independence, the fragility of marriage, pain of the most quotidian kind. Mai Al-Nakib’s luminous stories carefully unveil the lives of ordinary people in the Middle East – and the power of ordinary objects to hold extraordinary memories.
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Mai Al-Nakib is the author of the collection of short stories, The Hidden Light of Objects, published by Bloomsbury in 2014. The collection won the Edinburgh International Book Festival's 2014 First Book Award. Her short stories have appeared in Ninth Letter and The First Line. She holds a PhD in English literature from Brown University and teaches postcolonial studies and comparative literature at Kuwait University. She is currently writing her first novel.
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