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Hajjiyah Um Saud: Dame Violet Dickson, 1896-1991

Alison Shan Price MBE
Founder and director
of One World Actors Centre, UK, and Creative Director of TAQA Productions, Kuwait,
Dr Alison Shan Price
has lived in Kuwait for 34 years working with multi-national artists
to bring cross-cultural history alive through
the medium of original performance. In 2017, Alison was awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth 11 in the New Year’s Honours List for Services to Dramatic Arts in Kuwait and the Middle East. Hajjiyah Um Saud: Dame Violet Dickson, 1896-1991
In 1919, a handsome young British officer walked into a bank in Marseille, he asked a young girl her name. A week later he sent a cable to ask her to marry him. So began a marriage that would take Colonel Dickson and his wife Violet to pre-oil Kuwait, their beloved home, for the rest of their lives. It is through recent interviews of surviving friends and authors, access to academic and personal archives, and her autobiography Forty Years in Kuwait that this unique account of the life of Hajjiyah, Dame Violet Dickson, Um Saud, will be told.

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