February 18, 2012 Leave a Comment
It’s an old novel, written back in ’85-’86, but was banned in Kuwait. This was during the dreadful period of journalism censorship, freedom oppression, and absence of democracy; during the last few years before the invasion.
We have had many liberating writings and novels, dating back to the 30′s and 40′s. You only have to read Fahad Al-Askar’s poetry, during the turn of the last century, to realize how far we’ve come now to intolerance and inability of free thought or appreciation of literature.
That is exactly what is interesting me in “Badriya“. I’m hoping it’ll bring back that beautiful, honest, outspoken, and most straight forward part of our recent kuwaiti history. Whatever the novel turns out to be, I sure hope the writer wasn’t self promoting his work. I would be totally bummed by that. If you’re interested, click this [Link] to get the novel.