Friday, June 17, 2005

Another Bahraini Author is Born

This time it's a girl!!

Almost one year following the release of my novel - the first by a Bahraini written in English - another young Bahraini author breaks into the literature scene with her debut novel Yummah. This one, however, is set in Bahrain.

I failed to make it to her book launch last night but I'm hoping to get a chance to meet her soon, and to read her book. Which, by the way, you can now purchase through amazon and the likes. You can read more about Sarah Al Shafei and her novel in today's Gulf Daily News.

Big congratulations to Sarah on her achivement. It's good to see more Bahrainis venturing into the world of writing and publishing, specifically English literature.

Well done Sarah.


Evil Odd said...

That's great news. Someday we might be able to have a literary society in Bahrain.

By the way Ali, your book is waiting in the DHL depot. I'll post a review of it once I read and re-read it.

Would it be possible for me to send you an e-mail with a list of questions and post the 'interview' on my blog?

Ali Al Saeed said...

Yes indees it is Odd. Like I said many times before, there's a lot of talent here in Bahrain. We just need to recognise it.

I hope that you do enjoy the book and even if you don't, I would like to hear your opinion on it.

Yes, you can certainly email me any time. I'd be delighted to answer your q's.

(Plz provide me with a link to your blog)

Evil Odd said...

it's at:

Will be in touch soon!

$iLveR GiRL said...

wow..and she's only 25!
good on her!