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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…

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…

It’s not the US. It’s us.

America has been a scapegoat for eons. Whenever anything happens, we blame it on Americans: The government, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the arms industry. Everything originates in…

Co-Exist Kuwait: Building bridges between Kuwait’s communities

In January 2017, local writer and poet Nejoud Al-Yagout founded Co-Exist Kuwait. Coexistence is an idea which is mainstream among many of the world’s most developed nations. However, Yagout noticed…

Feeling Filipino

Yesterday, I was told by a fellow Kuwaiti that the president of the Philippines has issued a ban on Filipino workers traveling to Kuwait. I sensed a tone of surprise…

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