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NCCAL mourns late distinguished pioneer of Kuwait literature

Secretary-General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature (NCCAL) Kamel Al-Abduljalil mourned Monday member of the Kuwaiti Writers Association, writer, researcher and historian Khaled Al-Ansari, one of the distinguished pioneers of Kuwait’s literature and history.

Al-Abduljalil said in a statement that Al-Ansari has had clear fingerprints in Kuwait literature as he is one of the few researchers in documenting history and dialects.

He also contributed to documenting the history of Failaka Island, its inhabitants and its civil life, as he also contributed to enriching many magazines and Kuwaiti newspapers with rich articles that helped in development of the Kuwaiti and Gulf cultural movement, he added.

Al-Ansari was commissioned by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences to review and evaluate a book on Failaka and was also assigned to prepare a historical map of Failaka Island by the Kuwaiti Research and Studies Center.

Al-Abduljalil extended his sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of the deceased and the cultural community that lost a distinguished writer and a pioneering researcher.

Source: Kuwait News Agency