New Book Offers Intimate Look into Gulf War

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Ekbal Al-Othaimeen releases ‘Ashes of Al-Rawdha’

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Ekbal Al-Othaimeen woke up one day to find her home country engulfed in turmoil. Soon, she and the rest of the people in Kuwait found themselves caught up in the chaos of the Gulf War. She looks back to the harrowing experience and the redemptive journey in a time of war in her book “Ashes of Al-Rawdha” (published by Trafford Publishing).

In her candid, deeply moving memoir, Al-Othaimeen takes readers on a first-person view of the lives of Kuwaiti citizens during the Gulf War. “Ashes of Al Rawdah” combines the different aspects of the war and its effects on an individual, a close-knit family and a community. With its beautifully described characters, intimate events and unique perspective, the book is a firsthand slice of life of people caught in a war they did not expect or ask for. Al-Othaimeen hopes her account will give people an intimate glimpse into the other side of conflict, a side that is not easily captured in the news, media or simple statistics. Her work is not just an indictment of war, it is a story of a search for love, meaning and hope in a chaotic, increasingly hostile world.

“All the people hear about war through the media whilst some people tragically still live it,” Al-Othaimeen says. “The book will reach out to people in war-torn countries and will provide insight to those lucky enough to be foreign to the concept of war.”

“Ashes of Al-Rawdha”
By Ekbal Al-Othaimeen
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781490773261
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781490773247
E-Book | 104 pages | ISBN 9781490773254
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ekbal Al-Othaimeen is an associate professor and head of the Library & Information Science at the College of Basic Education in Kuwait. She obtained her master’s degree at Syracuse University, New York and her Ph.D. at Wales University in the United Kingdom. A member of Amnesty International since 1992 and other human rights organizations, she is active in human and women’s rights issues and social causes in Kuwait.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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