Friday, May 13, 2005

So it Unfurls

Not much to update you on, except that I have started work on yet another short story.

It seems I am at that dreaded place once again, where in I keep writing half stories and hit a wall! As of now I have three stories that are in-progress which have reached the halfway-or-so mark.

Some writers tend to take a story on at a time, to finish the first one up before moving on to the next. But I think there are also plenty of writers who find themselves struggling to balance and juggle between several projects at the same time.

Anyhow, the other day I had the pleasure of meeting one of Saudi’s hottest literary talents. Poet Nimah Ismail Nawwab, who earlier this year publisher her highly-acclaimed poetry book, The Unfurling.

Nimah is a tremendous talent and a very pleasant person. We chatted about her book, and mine, and our work, writing and projects. We also exchanged signed copies of our books.

From what I’ve read so far from the Unfurling, I found it very intellectual, hard-hitting and beautifully and realistically crafted. Her poems mostly reflect the day-to-day life of Arab and Saudi women and portray the cultural, religious and social impact of living in such environment. Recommended reading.

I also urge you to visit her interesting website where you can learn more about Nimah and her work.


Evil Odd said...

Hi Ali - I heard about your book and writings - where can I get hold of them?

Ali Al Saeed said...

Hello odd!

well, depends on where you are. If you're here in Bahrain, you can either visit Booksplus at Seef Mall or Al Riwaq Gallery in Adliya. Or you can purchase a copy directly from me! Just email me.

Better yet, if you're in town, why don't you come by to the reading on the 24th!?

Now if you're abroad, you can order your copy from any of the major online stores (Amazon; Barnes & Noble etc)...

I very much appreciate your interest in my work. :)

Evil Odd said...

I only wish I could attend your reading.

I can't wait till I get a hold of your book!

All the best...

iamnasra said...

Im so happy that I found your website..its amazing that there is no generation of writers ..

I have long story to tell you..

Do visit my blog if time permits..