Sunday, May 10, 2020 – 6:40 PM
Al Ain, May 10 / WAM / Shamma Muhammad Council for Thought and Knowledge hosted the writer
Kuwaiti Doctor Talib Al-Rifai “via the Internet” to discuss a novel
“Al-Jundi”, as part of the activator of the book symposium within the framework of the Kuwaiti Culture Week
Held during the holy month of Ramadan, which was devoted to Gulf culture in the presence of
Speaker of the Council, Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan.
At the beginning of the cultural evening, Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed welcomed
In the Kuwaiti novelist Talib Al-Rifai, who belongs to the generation of Kuwaiti writers
The adults thank him for his participation in enriching the cultural week that was allocated
Kuwaiti culture, which has a large part in the building of knowledge and culture.
Sheikha Dr. Shamma said: Najdi’s story was like the sea … when
We stand at its doorstep, feeling the smoothness of the wind blowing between the pages, and the sound
Quiet wave crowded with words, and for those feelings that Ali lived in his adolescence
Ascending to the sea, and then the novel continues in a soft narration, such as the sea page
Wailing with the wind, in a lightning moment, we find ourselves in the middle of a storm, which was
He graduated from the lines of the last part of the novel, to find ourselves in the middle of a storm, drowning
We hold onto the fish box, and we try to hold Ali’s hand, because we are afraid of him
Drowning, as if we want to get it out from the lines of the novel to protect it from the storm,
As if it became a part of us .. It is indeed a part of us .. It is part of our identity
Gulf, it does not only express his Kuwaiti identity, but also reflects our identity
We fear from it the storms of westernization that have been blowing on us for a long time.
For his part, Kuwaiti writer Talib Al-Rifai expressed his happiness at the meeting and thanked him
Her Highness, for her kind invitation, then presented a summary of Najdi’s novel, which is from
A creative narrative autobiography with real documentation of heroes
Real with the same name, and talked about how impressed the character of the hero Ali
Najdi and his suffering, which he summarized in the last 11 hours of his life in wrestling wrestling
And treachery of the sea until he died.
In his response to the question of Sheikha Shamma, which stated, “The female component in
The novel’s features were somewhat distant, and we missed some of its details, so is this
As a result of seeing you build the characters in the novel? “, Al-Rifai explained that the woman
She is the primary element in his writing personalities, cherishing his mother who was his school
From which she learned the wisdom of life, and that the characters of the novel such as Mariam the sister were
Always present during the novel.
WAM / Neama Al-Amri / Mustafa Badr Al-Din