June 8, 2011

Fifty Two Degrees Book Signing Event

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:30 PM by inspirationsbysd

Tuesday night, Fifty Two degrees held a book signing event I’m sure most bloggers and readers have heard about by now, so we (my friend Shaima and I) decided to go to support Danderma for her book The Chronicles of Dathra: A Dowdy Girl From Kuwait, the book signing event included several Kuwaiti writers and their works, including Ali M. for his book The World We Live in, Bashayer Cheragh for Shabah AlMathi, Hamad AlZimami Trateel, Mohammad AlKanderi Virginia 999, Laila AlGharaballi AlHadiya, Abrar Malek for Mama Anisa AlInsana, and Soud AlSabah S (a coffee table book).

We arrived at around 7:30 pm and the place slowly began to fill out, the writers took turns talking about their works as well as sharing with the audience their experiences and what lead them to writing these novels, of course that brought the topic and question of why don’t more Kuwaitis read/write these days? Which lead to a discussion of censorship and banned books, I loved Danderma’s point of view, she explained that as long as we do not have the freedom to read whatever books we choose, then we will never be able to write as freely. I agree, people should decide for themselves if they agree with a book and the author behind the book, we shouldn’t wait for someone to tell us this book is bad for us! Let us make our own choices!

All in all, it was a nice event and I’m proud of all the writers that were present that day, we do have local talent but unfortunately I feel that they lack acknowledgment and encouragement, so its good to have such events that celebrates their work and their presence in the art and literature scene in Kuwait. Good luck to them all, and hope we get to see more of these events soon inshalla!

I’ll leave you with some of the pictures from the event

The writers explain briefly their work and experience

Danderma signing my copy of her book πŸ˜›

The Chronicles of Dathra

Congrats Danderma πŸ™‚

The Chronicles of Dathra: A Dowdy Girl From Kuwait is available at Fifty Two Degrees (currently out of stuck, but will have a new shipment soon).


Sara D.


  1. Danderma said,

    Thank you sweetheart… I recognizzed you at once πŸ˜€
    I am so glad you were here when finally we had the book signing…
    Thanks again for the post, for coming, for your smile, for supportig me. It meant a lot to me, it really did :*

    • Danderma: hehe mashalla u were good….was impressed that u recognized me haha
      yea it was great al7emdla…u deserve it πŸ™‚

  2. ansam518 said,

    7asafa Saroon! Ma shiftich wala shift Shayma 😦

    • ansam518: ee was looking for u!! Ma shft a7ad i was expecting to see actually :/ next time inshalla :*

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