Episode 008: Mai Al-Nakib on the Empathy of Words Written & Spoken
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Mai Al-Nakib joins us for episode 008 of What's Betwixt Us. Mai is a writer and professor of literature at Kuwait University. Her award-winning book of short stories, The Hidden Light of Objects, tackles big issues of war and family, as well as poignant everyday moments of longing and connection often overlooked. She spent the early part of her life traveling the world and, through traveling, observed human behavior in all its variety of facets. These experiences have led Mai to some deep truths about empathy in the intimacy of our creativity, the rigor of academia, and how we might pass on compassion to the next generation.

To learn more about Mai and her beautiful work, please visit maialnakib.com.

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