From ArabLit Quarterly, Interviews

Cover Talk: Ahmed Alrefaie, Artist Behind FOLK Issue Cover Art

The cover art of our Winter 2021 FOLK-themed issue, guest-edited by Ali Al-Jamri, is by Kuwaiti illustrator and graphic designer Ahmed Alrefaie.

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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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