My Date With the Light
by Raja Malah
The character of the novel “My Date with the Light” was born with a rare disease that gradually eliminates her sense of sight. From an early age, she realized that she was in a struggle with time and loss. Who said that this little girl in that remote village between its harsh mountains and deep valleys will one day be able to turn her date with darkness into a date with light, insight, and hope? She left her village in search of scientific horizons and dreamy expanses. Twenty years later, she decided to return to her hometown, believing in her role in assisting the children of her village. In her cabin, between the night silence and train whistles, she begins to tell her life story so we can learn about the details of her childhood, her handicap, her family, her village that languishes in poverty and destitution... To witness how she was finally able to make her way towards achieving her dream with rare courage, and touch the light of success, despite losing sight.
Age Range: 9-12 years
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Shortlisted for the 2022 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Children's Literature.
An architect from Morocco, Raja Malah holds a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Paris X - France. Besides her work as an architect in Dubai, she writes for teenagers and children. Her most important books include Hadyaty La Eed Miladak (My gift for your birthday), Ajnehat Taaeraty (The wings of my plane), and Hadyqat Al Zomorrod (The Emerald Garden). Two of her books have been translated into French: Antologia Al Shaer Al Imarati Al Moaaser (Ontology of contemporary Emirati poetry) and Ayna Kano Yaktoboon (Where were they writing).
Sheikh Zayed Book Award
The SZBA is presented to writers, intellectuals and publishers whose writings and translations of humanities have enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life.View all titles
- Publisher Dar Al Moualef and Maalem
- Publication Date 2022
- Orginal LanguageArabic
- ISBN/Identifier 9786144562857
- Publication Country or regionMorocco
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleMaw’idi maa al Noor
- Original Language Authorsara
- Copyright Year2022
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