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Laala Kashef Alghata

Manama, Bahrain

Laala Kashef Alghata is a journalist and poet living in Bahrain. Her first book,
Friendship in Knots, is a children's novel published in 2003, was the first book written
directly in English by a Bahraini writer.

At 16, she published her second book, Behind the Mask: A Folded Heart, a poetry
collection. Her poetry has been published in various journals online and in print,
including All Things Girl, Argotist Online, La Fenetre and The Blotter.

In 2008, her poem, I Want to Feel Van Gogh's Night, was the focus of a month-long
exhibit in Clemson, SC. She is also featured in Gathering The Tide, a contemporary
anthology of Gulf poets.

Interests: Writing, reading, photography, art, psychology.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Friendship In Knots
  • Poetry

  • Behind the Mask: A Folded Heart
  • Cupid\'s Rage