Nimah reading at Gemini Ink, San Antonio, Texas. July 2004
Photo courtesy of Savanah Norton
Born in Malaysia, Nimah Ismail Nawwab is a Saudi poet descended from a long line of Makkan scholars. An English writer, editor and poet as well as photographer, her essays and articles on Saudi society, customs, Islam, art, crafts, cuisine and calligraphy have been published in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Her poems on women, freedom, Arabian society and the younger generation of Saudis as well as the universal themes of love, loss and simple joy have been published online and in print. Nimahs first volume of poetry, 'The Unfurling' from Selwa Press has become the fastest selling poetry book in the Kingdom and is currently a rising title at Amazon.
Her recent tour, from Texas to the East coast at schools, social groups, private gatherings and universities culminated February 17th. with Nimah's reading from The Unfurling, followed by an enthusiastic book signing at Barnes & Noble in downtown Washington DC. The first Saudi to ever appear in our Nation's capital, Nimah's appearance set the store's attendance record for a noon time reading.
Selections from The Unfurling
The Streets of Makkah
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