Mai al-Nakib: The Hidden Light of Objects
Tue February 24th 2015, 7:00pm
Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Stanford Humanities Center
Mai Al-Nakib is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Kuwait University. She received her PhD in English Literature from Brown University. Her book The Hidden Light of Objects (Bloomsbury, 2014), which explores the private struggles of adolescence, marriage and middle age by taking a quiet look at the lives of ordinary people living in the Middle East, has been awarded the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2014 First Book Award. She lives in Kuwait and is currently working on her first novel.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages