The Gulf Times

Sharoq Ibrahim Almalki, an aspiring Qatari writer and a banker, has launched her first book, A Piece of Peace.

The book launch was hosted at the Ministry of Culture stall, at the Doha International Book Fair yesterday.

It was attended by HE the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Commercial Bank chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Jabor Al-Thani, Commercial Bank chief executive officer Abdulla Saleh Al-Raisi, several dignitaries as well as members of the Qatari business community.

A Piece of Peace is an anthology reflecting universal wisdom that transcends boundaries, regions and cultures written from the perspective of a female Qatari writer. The writer provides her personal insights about what life lessons can be learnt from a deeper understanding of this wisdom in a straightforward yet thought provoking representation which can be considered a maxim to emulate.

Commenting on what inspired her to write her book, Almalki, an executive general manager and chief human capital officer at Commercial Bank, said: “I realised that morals and fables have an overwhelming influence when shared them with family, friends and colleagues. The timeless wisdom, which I gained through my experiences in life, are simple truths and values irrespective of age, background or nationality. By publishing my book I hope to spread these valuable insights and knowledge to a wider community; therefore I choose to launch it internationally as well through Amazon.com.”

A Piece of Peace is published by Dar Al-Sharq and is being distributed by Tawseelat merchant outlets in Qatar including Jarrir Bookstore, Virgin Megastore and Carrefour.

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