When: April 15
Where: Al-Maidan Cultural Center, Maidan Hawalli
Mai AI-Nakib, an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Kuwait University, will launch her first book, a collection of short stories, called ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’. The book launch will start at 7pm and include a reading of her book and a lecture in English. This is followed by a Q & A session and book signing.
Mai AI-Nakib's short stories carefully trace overlooked moments in the lives of those who reside in this fraught region of the world—and the power of objects to hold extraordinary memories. The headlines tell of war, unrest, and religious clashes. If you look beyond them you may see another side of life in the Middle East—adolescent love, yearnings for independence, the fragility of marriage, pain of the most quotidian kind. Her academic work deals primarily with cultural politics in the Middle East, and she is currently writing her first novel.