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Khalid Oways

In novels such as Al-raqs taht al-matar [Dancing in the Rain] and Watan khalaf al-qudhbân [A Nation behind Bars], Khalid Oways, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, also criticizes the damage caused by dictatorship, as well as religions intolerance, using violent language to create a violent atmosphere.

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