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Since moving to New York from Kuwait City Maha Alasaker learned that the everyday American has no conception of what daily life is like for women in modern-day Kuwait. Seeking to address this, Alasaker began making portraits of women in their bedrooms and asking them about their lives. This intimate collection of environmental portraits provides a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a young woman in Kuwait.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942084662
Publisher: Daylight Books
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maha Alasaker is a Kuwaiti visual artist based in New York City. Her work is focused on fine art, fashion and editorial photography.

Alasaker's work has been published in magazines such as Harper Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Arabia, Marie Claire, Lady Gunn, and Material Girl to name a few.

Maha has been featured in numerous exhibitions in New York City ,London , United Arab of Emirate and Kuwait. Her personal work engages with identity and cultural issues

Nada Faris is a Kuwaiti writer and performance poet known as “Kuwait’s Finest.” She writes poetry, articles and fiction in English, and is an Honorary Fellow in Writing at Iowa University’s International Writing Program (IWP) and an alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), USA. Her book Fountain of Youth is the 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award Semi-Finalist and is available from Vine Leaves Press. Mischief Diary, a collection of funny short stories for young adults, is available from Hamad Bin Khalifa UniversityPress. For more information visit: www.nadafaris.com.

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"The Kuwait woman is an ongoing balance between reaching for modernity and pouring her discoveries straight into her heritage.. a constant blended state of identity that is influenced by the past's richness and shyness into the future." - Xeina Al-Musallam

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