Oman: Sharifa to launch book on fight against cancer
MUSCAT -- A book that tells the stories of women who faced up to their afflictions with cancer will be formally launched here tomorrow under the patronage of Dr Sharifa bint Khalfan al Yahya'eeya, Minister of Social Development. Brave Faces: The Daring Stand Against Cancer, written by well-known Omani author and poet Nasra al Adawi, tells the true story of women with cancer in Tanzania with poetry written in English and translated in Swahili.
Deeply rooted in the cultures of both Oman and Zanzibar, Nasra writes of inner journeys journeys as important as those between continents and civilizations as she discusses the accounts of 'brave faces' who are not cowed by the scourge of cancer. Nasra describes the book as a journey of women with breast and cervical cancer in Tanzania, embellished with poetry. The title Brave Faces, she explained, is a tribute to those women whose fight against cancer is a source of strength to other women who might suffer cancer related afflictions.
Brave Faces Nasra's third book will support cancer awareness campaigns in Tanzania. Her previous two books were for the benefit of children with cancer at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital and the National Cancer Awareness Association. Tomorrow's launch is hosted by the InterContinental Hotel, Muscat and supported by the Tanzanian Embassy, SJS Group, Shell Oman, Muscat Pharmacy, DHL and Safa Petroleum & Mineral Co Ltd in Tanzania.
By Staff Reporter
© Oman Daily Observer 2007