My Book Featured in a Year of Reading the World Project

Al Khafjī By | December 20, 2012

Yuxia A while back I was contacted by Ann Morgan, a journalist from the UK who working on a project to read a book from differnt countries in around the world in one year. Her project attracted attention from CNN, two newspapers in the UK, and made it to the UNESCO’s list of list of initiatives for World Book Day. Her book reading journey is document on her website

Guess what book she read and featured from Kuwait? My humble Dathra’s book! Let me tell you this, having my little book read in a worldwide reading project and actually making a good impression was -and still is- a bit surreal. I still cannot believe it but I think it this calls for a little celebration. What a nice way to end 2012 and start 2013!

You can read Ann Morgan’s quest in tracking down a Kuwaiti book written in English to include in her book and her thoughts regarding my book here (link). I’m typing this with a big stupid grin on my face and if you are a Dathra fan, you might feel a nice tingling sensation in your heart as you read Ann Morgan’s words too and see Kuwait featured in the list. Also, I’m interested in the other book from around the world that were read and featured in the project, a nice way to add a few more international books to my shelves.

Thank you Ann Morgan, you totally made my day and the rest of 2012 for me, I’m glad to have been of service. Much obliged :)


10 Responses to “My Book Featured in a Year of Reading the World Project”

  1. baglady says:

    Dear Danderma,
    Congratulations, I am so so happy for you, mashallah, I sincerely wish you all the best and I do hope Dathra book is turned into a t.v. sitcom.

    • danderma says:

      Thank you! I really doubt that happening any time soon but I’ve learned to wish for the best and it might come true. Who knows?

  2. AbSa says:

    wooowwww now that a big time for celebration

    congratualtions … i guess now you should work on volume 3 :)

  3. Ghadeer says:

    That is awesome! Mabrook!

  4. Eiman says:

    Congrats !! I am sure she will enjoy it, although I admit that I never got the opportunity to even read the diaries on your blog sine they were blocked when I first found about it. Thanks for sharing the news, I am proud of you, you represent all GCC girls not just Kuwaitis!!