Literature

Book ReviewsOctober 25, 2017

#BookReview Captive by Jere Van Dyk

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesAlthough religion is their claim, it is clear that culture validates blood, and vengeance, an act that is forbidden

LiteratureJuly 27, 2017

For the Love of Novels

Lulwa A.M. (@A_Lulwaal)

Lulwa is a growing writer and artist from Kuwait. She holds a BBA in International Management. She is an aspiring philanthropist, an avid reader, an enthusiast for knowledge, a feminist and a cosmopolitan. Her major topics of interest, which are reflected in her articles, include cultural diversity, tolerance, women empowerment, literature, and education. Lulwa also reviews books on her Instagram account.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesSome people consider reading fiction a waste of time, akin to watching movies based on it. Never overlook

Book SummaryMay 18, 2017

#BookSummary David Ogilvy’s Confessions of an Advertising Man

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this guide, the once considered father of modern advertisement uncovers his secrets to a successful advertisement. David Ogilvy,

Book ReviewsMarch 30, 2017

A Book Review on Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor in English literature. Avid reader of classic literature, her preferred type of fiction, along with psychology and marketing. Skilled at drawing, created a comic book, not yet published. Dedicated her Instagram feed to bookish recommendations. Fond of language learning, taught herself Japanese. In her column Thoughts of a Reader she reviews books, writes short stories, and talks Marketing.
Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesA Book Review on The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, published in 1886. The Mayor of Casterbridge was written by the British author Thomas Hardy, who is described as “the greatest tragic writer among English novelists”[i]. In fact, he is believed to be the source of the term “cliffhanger”. In one serialized novel, Hardy

CreativityMarch 28, 2017

In The Name Of All The Rebellious Writers

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesA rant by a writer who wants to be accepted with her mainstream writing style in the elitist

Book ReviewsMarch 23, 2017

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Column: Habillez-Moi (which means “dress me” in French)
Reem is a fashion fanatic. She used her talents of critiquing to start a blog called “We Voice Fashion” along with a partner that shares her views on the world of fashion and design. Through her column, she likes to explore fashion in a philosophical way at times.
http://wevoicefashion.com
Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reading Time: 3 minutesA story of two children in the midst of war, family losses, and how the radio affected lives.

Book ReviewsJanuary 26, 2017

A Book Review on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor in English literature. Avid reader of classic literature, her preferred type of fiction, along with psychology and marketing. Skilled at drawing, created a comic book, not yet published. Dedicated her Instagram feed to bookish recommendations. Fond of language learning, taught herself Japanese. In her column Thoughts of a Reader she reviews books, writes short stories, and talks Marketing.
Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

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Reading Time: 5 minutesA book review on Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, published in 1866. Exploring the main themes in

Book ReviewsJanuary 12, 2017

Book Review: The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is love, and does change according to our surroundings and on the decade we’re in? or is

Book ReviewsDecember 10, 2016

#SailBookRecommendations Campaign, Find Your Next Read

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs our writers and readers both continue to send us book reviews to share on our Instagram, we

LiteratureNovember 20, 2016

Why Do Writers Write? Reflections from International Authors

Mariam Khalifa (@thesleepwriter)

Mariam Khalifa is a senior student at Zayed Univeristy, majoring in International Studies, and specializing in Culture and Society. Her hobbies include writing short stories, poems, and photography. She is interested in all topics relating to culture, society, art, and lifestyle.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhy do writers write? and Who do they want to reach through their writings? Reflecting on a SIBF2016