AURAK Alumna Has a Novel Idea

October 9, 2018,

An American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) alumna, Ms. Noora Abdulla Al Tenaiji, has successfully published a novel, Sajiat Ghasaq.

Ras Al Khaimah native, Ms. Al Tenaiji, holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Leadership from the American University of Ras Al Khaima and a Bachelor of Art in Translation Studies with a minor in Social Work from the United Arab Emirates University.  She is currently the Head of the Recruitment Unit in the United Arab Emirates University.  She was previously employed in the Political Science Department in the Humanities and Social Science College.  She has experience in leadership training and organizing workshops related to education and leadership.  She currently writes for the Al Ittihad Newspaper.

Sajiat Ghasaq is an uplifting story of enduring love, hope, and faith centering around a young girl living in Ras Al Khaimah who cares for a beloved sibling with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with growth delays and intellectual disabilities.  The novel focuses on the interconnectedness of human relationships and brings to light the many hardships of living with Down syndrome.

AURAK President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, is delighted that one of AURAK’s own has been met with an overabundance of success, “It is give me great pleasure and an immense amount of pride to see an alumna such as Ms. Al Tenaiji achieve so many accomplishments in such a short span of time.  The publication of this novel is but one triumph among a long list of accolades she has attained since graduating from AURAK, and it is with tremendous enthusiasm that I will await to see what else Ms. Al Tenaiji will accomplish within her life time.”