Talented local writer (and regular bazaar contributor) Nejoud Al-Yagout is hosting a launch event for her new book, Awake In The Game Of Pretending’ on Monday 23rd September. The venue is Dar Hamad restaurant in Salmiya between 7-9pm.
This is Nejoud Al-Yagout’s second collection of poetry and chronicles a spiritual journey in six chapters: Awakening, Dark Night of the Soul, The Matrix, Realm, Love, and Forum of Expression. The book is an odyssey of consciousness that magnifies not only the enlightening aspects of awareness but the more poignant shadows that lurk in our psyche; the parts we keep hidden. Al-Yagout brings this darkness to the surface with love, compassion and a touch of satire. Some of the themes explored are grief, disillusionment and returning to the source of it all.