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Nejoud Al-Yagout releases debut novel

Poet, essayist, and founder of Co-Exist Kuwait Nejoud Al-Yagout is releasing her groundbreaking debut novel, set to release this fall from Luminare Press. Threading together the narratives of multiple protagonists…

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…

Deportation or Dignity?

The threat of deportation seems to be a lingering ghost, haunting foreigners from the millisecond they step foot into this country. It strips each visitor of dignity, constantly reminding him…

Kuwait and see (time for change)

Kuwait is now considering limiting the number of expatriate students in its public schools. The only “non-Kuwaitis” who may be included into our government schools are stateless students who are…

When disbelief trumps belief

When we speak of racist or prejudiced people, we forget that we are talking about our ancestors, our parents – in some cases, a sister, a brother, a cousin. And…

Can we ‘meat’ in the middle?

The other day I read an interesting online article about veganism. The author was a vegan for several years and renounced the lifestyle to go back to eating meat. The…

Palestine blues

Many people claim that Arabs and Muslims only lament for Palestine because they are Arabs and Muslims. And yes, Arabs cry for Arabs, Muslims cry for Muslims, but many non-Arabs…

We Can Keep Up With Kanye

Kanye West’s comments are inflammatory, to say the least, but as an Arab, I want to ask Americans: Who are you? And what have you done to America? It is…

Yes to the youth!

On March 25, at the ‘March for our Lives’ protest across the United States and a few cities globally, Yolanda Renee King, the nine-year-old granddaughter of Dr Martin Luther King…

Wake up, parliament!

Yesterday a Member of Parliament tweeted about three concerts that were to be held this weekend in Kuwait. He insisted that the Ministry of Youth should not revolve around music…

Give us hope, Joanna!

Life is difficult, and anyone who thinks otherwise is either living under a rock or too consumed with distractions to realize the state of the world. However, contrary to popular…

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