20-12-2015

Shaima AlMarzooqi 2Q. Which other EAFOL 2016 participant are you most excited about?

Excited to meet everybody, because I believe that each author and writer, and every human being, has the advantage and something precious to share and I learn from him, so I am sure that the festival brings together creators, who have left fingerprints in life.

Q. Which book(s) are you reading now?

 In fact, recently I am reading scientific discoveries books and modern research conducted by scientists, and I find these types of books fun and exciting, and also I find it inspiring to me.

Q. Which literary character would you invite to dinner? And why?

 Whenever I read the novels of the global Russian writer Dostoevsky, I wished to meet him, sit with him, he is one of the greatest authors. His writings and his words touch my heart, and influences me. His characters are always desperate and sad, and what is amazing that he writes in the spiritual depth of each one of us, so even today his popularity and acceptance can be realized by readers.
Unfortunately, I cannot meet him, because he died in 1881 and more than thirty thousand people walked in his funeral, across Russia.

Q. There have been some interesting additions to the dictionary over the years. Which word would you remove?

In fact, many words that I wish I could remove from the dictionary, and I hope these words to be removed from human memory, words like hate, intolerance, extremism, terrorism … are all words I wish it could go away from sick minds first, then be removed from the dictionary…

Q. Who would write/ illustrate the story of your life?

Today, I do not think that my life is ready to be written about, which I think, but who knows, after some years, what might happen. In any case, I hope when writing the biography of my life, that the author of my books is someone who is an expert in writing the humanities, and addresses well the suffering of others, someone who expresses words like love and freedom, because authors who are specialized in these types of writing may be able to understand some of my actions.