Antonian's Letters from Kuwait

Letters from Kuwait

Antonian's Letters from Kuwait

24 February 2017

Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (Social Anthropology, 1962 and current Research Fellow) has published an edited collection of letters sent from a future contemporary Antonian whilst he was on fieldwork.

Letters from Kuwait (1953-1955) contains items sent from Kuwait by Dr Peter Lienhardt (Social Anthropology, 1960 and Governing Body Fellow, 1962-1970) to his family and friends in the first half of the 1950’s. They constitute a dependable source on some aspects of social life of Kuwait at the time and Failaka Island in particular. Lienhardt went out to Kuwait whilst undertaking post-graduate fieldwork on the social anthropology of the Arabian Gulf Shaikhdoms.

Dr Al-Shahi has also republished Wisdom from the Nile: Collection of Folk Stories from Northern and Central Sudan, which was written with fellow Antonian Professor F.C.T. Moore (Philosophy, 1962). The book contains much original oral tradition and has been republished in Arabic in association with Abdel-Kasim Mirghani Cultural Centre, Omdurman, Sudan. 

Letters from Kuwait