Nimah Ismail Nawwab is an English writer, photographer, Saudi Arab activist, lecturer and internationally recognized poet. Her work and best-selling book The Unfurling have been featured in Newsweek International, BBC World News, MSNBC, AP, The Washington Post reproduced in the Japanese English Yomiuri Shimbum, LA Times, Asian Age, the Malay Berita Harian, Hi magazine, Arabian Lady, Arab News and Saudi Gazette among numerous other publications. She has been interviewed by Channel News Asia, NPR, BBC World Update and others.
The first Saudi Arab woman poet to be published in the United States, her pioneering work includes a historic, first-of-its-kind public book signing in Arabia and another in Washington D.C. Her poems on freedom, faith, women, family, culture, traditions, tolerance and change have published in anthologies, translated from English into numerous languages including Japanese, Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian and others. The poems are taught at schools and colleges in Arabia, the U.S, Canada, Singapore, Japan and India. Nimah is also a poetry judge and facilitator of poetry sessions in several countries.
Her latest book ‘Canvas of the Soul Mystic Poems from the Heartland of Arabia’ published by Tughra Books available in hardcover and paperback, has been reviewed by prominent scholars and artists globally and promotes Islamic art, calligraphy as well as the mystic poems. Readings of some of the pieces are available on youtube.
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