In celebration of Emirati women and their great achievements, and recognition of their positive impact on society, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is organising a book-signing ceremony for ‘A Woman Ahead of Her Time’ by Dr Rafia Ghubash.

The ceremony will be followed by a rich panel discussion, in which the author will talk about her book that recounts the story of a mother and a homeland. Dr Ghubash will also speak on her realisation, upon completing the book, of how its stories surpassed their biographical nature to present a societal memoir.

The event, taking place 6pm on Wednesday, 28 August at Al Safa Art & Design Library in Dubai, will be attended by Hala Badri, Director General at Dubai Culture, and a lineup of prominent authors, poets, and literary scholars.

Through this special event, Dubai Culture strives to drive knowledge creation in the UAE, highlight the role of Emirati women and their meaningful contributions to the cultural scene, and celebrate local creativity.

The book explores the personality of the author’s mother, Ousha bint Hussein bin Nasser Lootah, an exceptional woman who is a role model for Dr Ghubash. Offering details and insights on her mother’s life, the author delves into the social, economic, and cultural history of Dubai, portraying an ideal model of a female, who represents a perfect embodiment of the values of her community and an example in progressive thinking, leadership, and proactivity.

Source: Cicero and Bernay