Innovatory trends in modern Kuwaiti short story
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Kuwaiti literature is very young and therefore the authors are also mostly young, only beginning their literary careers. Among these authors particularly intersting are: Laylā al-‘Uṯmān, Ṯurayyā al-Baqṣamī, Sulaymān aš-Šaṭṭī, Sulaymān al-Ḫulayfī, Ismā‘īl Fahd Ismā‘īl and Walīd ar-Ruǧayyib. They began to write at the time of the great development of Kuwaiti economy during the oil boom. They had to function in a very traditional society but did not stop them from dealing with difficult problems which Kuwait had to face during the age of rapid development.