Hooda Al Shawa Al Qaddumi

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Hooda Al Shawa Al Qaddumi is a Kuwaiti writer. She was the recipient of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for children’s literature in 2008.

Al Qaddumi has authored several books for children, notably The Birds’ Journey to Mount Qaf, The Animals’ vs the Humans at the Court of the King of the Jinn, The Yellow Man, The Secret Revealer, The Elephant’s Journey and Apollo on Gaza Beach.

She also set up the company Taqa Productions, which produces cultural projects in Kuwait and the Arab region. Some of these productions include Akhnaton, an Arabic operetta, the short documentary film My Pink Room, the monodrama Freya, and the forthcoming The Gift, a puppet shadow theatre performance.