An Excerpt from Eman Assad’s ‘No Sun in the Closed Room’

“And oh, he was so ready to see the look on his uncle’s face once he realized his magic wand had betrayed him.”

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Post-Liberation Kuwait: Finding the Sun in the Summer of 1991

“Eman Assad successfully captures the complexities of this struggle between Kuwaitis and Palestinians, and the lives of the “halfsies”; those who fall in between, not knowing exactly where to land, as they’re being constantly pushed by one group toward the other. Eman doesn’t leave Ghassan in Kuwait’s glowing and beaming September sun; instead, she hints at a return.”

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