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❰EPUB❯ ✰ The Hidden Light of Objects Author Mai Al-Nakib – Connecfloor.co.uk A young girl renamed Amerika in honour of the US role in the liberation of Kuwait finds her name has become a barometer of her country’s growing hostility towards the West A self conscious PalestiniOf war unrest and religious clashes But if you look beyond them you may see life in the Middle East as it is really lived – adolescent love yearnings for independence the fragility of marriage pain of the most uotidian kind Mai Al Nakib’s luminous stories carefully unveil the lives of ordinary Hidden Light of PDF people in the Middle East – and the power of ordinary objects to hold extraordinary memorie

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  • Melanie (Mel&

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsConsidering this was a slim little thing this took me an absolute age to read I have to sit with this for a while uite honestly not sure what to make of it Is it brilliant and I cannot see it? Or is it terrible and I am coaxed into believing it is good because of the flowery language? Hm Reading this for The Read Around the World Bookclub for our April Read The RATW is a bookclub travelling the world in books reading one woman author from each country if we can find them


  • Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac)

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsThe prose impressed me at the beginning but its floweriness has overwhelmed me like being stuck in an elevator with someone wearing too much perfume Bailed just shy of the 20% mark


  • Stacey (bookishpursuit)

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of Objects350 375 I was impressed with Al Nakib's insight Although her stories are accessible and easy to read there is a


  • Jo

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsThis book was the April pick for the Round the world book club where the focus is on female writers from a different country each month Mai Al Nakib is from Kuwait and part of what made this book such a great read was the insight given into the everyday realities of the country from the simpler days of desert living to the oil exploration and the First Gulf WarAl Nakib’s writing is beautiful and often verges on folk or fairy tale particularly in stories like Echo Twins and Elephant Stamp which are tales of love and mystery Among these whimsical stories are ones of tragedy and brutality although the brutality is often referred to obliuely Playing with bombs set in Palestine and the titular story are examples of this where the realities of living in this part of the world at a certain time are made clear but through very individual stories something that we often fail to get in the news Before each longer stor


  • Hanan Muzaffar

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsA deeply moving collection of short stories separated connected? by colorful vignettes The language is my favorite thing about this book It is rich in its description of events and objects and passionate in its story tellingThe stories are often connected though each can easily be read alone The strongest link I saw aside from being in or around Kuwait is this desire of most of its characters to collect organize or remember objects a desire that seems to stem from a need to find some kind of order in a world too chaotic and haphazard to be seen as anything than strikes of luck often here unlock? Everything is in fours Another attempt to organic life in a four cornered box?It is a sad book though clouded by a sense of loneliness and loss mostly l


  • Martha Payne

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsHaunting in both theme and language THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF OBJECTS was clearly written out of deep wells of love the helpless love Al Nakib feels for her homeland and the troubled Middle East the love of family and the love of life even when that life is so filled with pain as to be unbearable Read these stories Go walk the streets of 1970s Japan with its paper lanterns and cherry blossoms Meet a mysterious old man there and come home with a magical cluster of Chinese Apples Go to the blood stained streets of Palestine and realize you are not really there you are in a Paradise populated with young men who've sacrifice


  • Eleni

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsFinishing the book I felt like the aftereffect of a sweet toothache the stories took me longer to finish reading than expected mainly because I wanted to return to the Desert or by the seaside at the end of the day and look out for the bougainvilleas I also wanted to preserve the stories in my memory as units So I gave them some time to breathe In many occasions I missed the connection between the vignettes and the subseuent stories To my mind the vignettes served like a prologue to what was coming next or what concluded the story in a reverse way Whatever the purpose some stories could stand without the vignettes offering anything further Every story comes with a secret which is a stereotypical fictional tool but I liked the idea of exploring the stories of the objects connected with either a trauma or just unleashing imagination With this in mind I might have liked depth to the actual situation described and their conseuences I was moved to find so many accurate Greek reference


  • Marguerite

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsI took my time with this book and just finished it today I enjoyed the stories Al Nakib's writing was very easy to read and a bit fanciful especially when she recounted childhood experiencesThe vignettes were very intriguing so I looked forward to the story following but I didn't always feel there was a connection There probably was but I just didn't grasp it While reading I always felt something bad would happen so I read on with a sense of dreadmaybe a foreshadowing because of the setting? So if I described the stories I would say sad t


  • Kathrin

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsThis is a beautiful collection of short stories describing people events in around or connected to Kuwait The language the author uses is very flowery especially in the first half an


  • Kate

    FREE MOBI ¸ DOC The Hidden Light of Objects Hardcover Ó CONNECFLOOR The Hidden Light of ObjectsExuisite I don't use this word but it's what floated into my mind as I walked back from the coffee shop in St Paul I just read the short story 'Snow Dossiers' about a man looking back on his life as an expat teacher originally from St Pau