Note from Leela
Author Event Thursday 30th July 2009
Sayed Gouda, promoter/moderator, The Nadwah, did a daring deed on
the 30th July in calling a Nadwah together for a reading and
discussion of Floating Petals. ‘Not in town’ came the disappointed
replies from Hong Kongers all holidaying overseas, avoiding our
summer. The night turned out to be a
tremendous success, attended by a journalist, a couple of poets, a
couple of English professors/writers and a couple of authors. Sayed
opened the secession with insightful reviews of ‘Floating Petals’,
commenting on all 14 stories, touching on details of simplicity and
depth of observation - from the bread of life to the sacrifices
women made for their men, from a sparrow leaving home to the moon
story ‘almost a Greek
mythology, he thought. His sharp observations were followed
by a passionate reading of ‘The
Shadow’ by Jamilla, Jam to friends.
The Nadwah broke up rather reluctantly, and we went away into the
night energized and inspired. Great evening, thank you Sayed.
Leela's interview on RTHK radio 3.
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Sayed Gouda - Hong Kong
August 8, 2009 1:51 AM
Thank you, Leela, for accepting the invitation and sharing
with us the enjoyment of reading and discussing your book.
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