Land of Love
Alicia Ali, is a poet specializing in spiritual poetry and an artist born and raised in Canada. She comes from a diverse family background and traces her roots to the province of Hijaaz, Saudi Arabia.
As an expatriate living in the Kingdom for the past eight years, Alicia feels positive change can and will manifest through proliferation of a pluralistic ideology which in turn is the key to creating tolerant citizens. Ali says that Islam is based on the model of tolerance and Saudi Arabia has to change its global image of projecting a non tolerant interpretation of faith. “My personal experience of this land and people has been exceptionally positive and find it hard to believe that such amazing talent and creativity exists here, while a good majority of the world knows not. I find this very troubling and encourage these ‘jewel’s’ to come out and share their talents with the global community.”