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Kuwaiti author launches ‘Ounces of Oneness’ – Five minutes with poet Nejoud Al Yagout

Local author and poet Nejoud Al-Yagout launched her latest collection of poetry Ounces of Oneness at Al Shaheed Park on Wednesday. “This event is a poetry reading utilizing technology for…

In her voice – An interview with Kuwaiti poet Nejoud Al-Yagout

Kuwait Times: Tell me about Ounces of Oneness. What is the inspiration for this work? What does the title refer to? What are the main themes/ideas? Nejoud Al-Yagout: Spiritual awakening…

Un(Social) media

Recently, a woman I know posted a photograph of a collapsed Buddhist temple in Myanmar and she added a caption praising God. As a Muslim, she was so outraged by…

Questions for politicians around the world

Dear politician, We are learning that those who inspire us are those who leave an imprint of love. I am not blaming you for all the world’s problems. This would…

War against terrorism vs. terrorism against war: A vicious cycle

We are here to love each other and use science and technology to take care of the planet and bring us closer to one another. Do we know that it…

Dear Men: In honor of Dina Ali

When men in the world cannot coexist with women, we are left with tragic stories such as that of Dina Ali, who sought asylum in Australia but was turned back…

How About Censoring Censorship?

This week, Disney decided to pull Beauty and the Beast from theaters across Kuwait, because our local censors, ever-ready to step up to defending antiquated beliefs of separation, decided it…

Why I won’t protest Trump

I did not come all the way to Earth to fight Trump, the devil or dictators. I came here to transcend the Trump inside of me, the devil within and…

Kuwaiting for love

On June 26, 2015, IS attacked the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait during Friday prayers and in the holy month of Ramadan, killing 27 Shiite worshippers and injuring more than…

Ain’t love grand?

Love, true love, means allowing others the space to come in and out of your lives as they please. We judge ourselves and others very harshly. We believe we should…

Interview with Alison Shan Price; The Person

Producer talks how survival fuels strength, determination to succeed KUWAIT: Alison Shan Price is one of those unique souls whose presence is felt the moment she walks into a room.…

Lest We Throw Stones

To those from here, remember. We have no right to criticize Trump. Syrian refugees are not welcome here either. And let us not forget how many Iraqis and Palestinians were…

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