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Nada Faris made the conscious decision to write in English to reach a global audience, and to avoid risking the nuances of her work getting lost in translation. Her writings shifted her perspective on writing and empowered the audience with knowledge that would make them think, question and discuss.
According to estimates by the Central Statistical Bureau, the population of Kuwait at the end of 2017 was 4.27 million. Of this, the number of Kuwaiti citizens was 1.3 million, while the number of expatriates was 2.92 million. The growth rate was approximately 38 per cent between 2011 and 2017, with an average annual growth rate of 6.3 per cent. This is in line with World Bank figures, which puts the average annual growth rate at 6.24 per cent between 2011 and 2017.
Pearl divers even took a singer with them while away on their ships. During the long months at sea, the nahmastood on the deck and led the men in chores like raising the sails. The homecoming of the divers, if they came home at all, was celebrated with special songs as well, the lyrics telling tales of agony, disaster and courage.