Author: Mai Al-Nakib

Book Review: The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib

Posted February 20, 2015 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Book Review: The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib

A misfit Palestinian boy is pressured into a suicide bombing by intimidating classmates. A woman is returned to her family in Kuwait after being held captive in Iraq for ten years. Among these ripped-from-the-headlines tales are stories and vignettes about everyday life in the Middle East. A pair of young twins echo each other’s speech, their voices ricocheting back and forth. A Kuwaiti girl renamed Amerika fills a box with as much of the US as she can, storing cat’s eye […]