The Hidden Light of Objects

by Al Nakib, Mai


The old world and the new. The strife in The Gulf, once peaceful and reflective. East and West, Arabic and English, the poetry of the heart, the eye of the hawk; all these elements produce the lustrous pearls of Mai Al-Nakib’s short stories (Hanan al-Shaykh)

Lyrical and personal – Kate Lord Brown (Kate Lord Brown Ahlan!)

A subtle flair for perfection. Al-Nakib should be heralded as an exciting new literary voice (The National)

Book Description

A debut collection of short stories about adolescence, marriage and middle age from a rising star of Middle Eastern literature