Honoring Novelist Lila Othman in Aden [Archives:2004/726/Culture]

April 5 2004

Aden University honored Kuwaiti novelist Lial Othman last Monday in a ceremony during which Dean of Aden University Dr. Abdulkareem Rasa presented the novelist with the University Merit award.
The Dean in his address pointed out that this honor was in appreciation and acknowledgment of her respected status as a writer and novelist. She has enriched Arab libraries with important books placing her in the front row, not only at the level of her home country but also at the Arab and international levels. She stands beside the important Yemeni poet Zaid Damaj in the list of major Arab novelists.
The Kuwaiti novelist valued and appreciated the honor. She talked about her long experiment and suffering in writing stories and read some excerpts from her works.
The ceremony was attended by the Deans of the Aden Faculties.