Malja Bahrain’s monthly Open Mic night welcomes all creatives to practice and introduce new material in a low-key environment.
Cupid’s Rage is the third book by Bahraini author Laala Kashef Alghata. Her first two books, Friendship in Knots (2003) and Behind the Mask: A Folded Heart (2006) were a children’s novel and a poetry collection respectively. The publication of Friendship in Knots made her the first Bahraini to publish a book in English and the youngest author at the time. This event was the launch of the book to the public.
Cupid’s Rage is collection of poetry on life and love, the shields we create to battle Cupid’s furious arsenal of arrows and finding ways to heal when our cracks are discovered. The collection is on life and love, written over a time span of three years between Bahrain and the UK.
Laala joined us at Malja Bahrain to launch her book to a group of friends and the press on Saturday, November 14, 2015. She read several poems from the book for us, answered audience questions, and shared two newer poems from her blog.
Laala’s website: http://laala.co/