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RIYADH: Saudi author Kenda Jambi bridges the gap between fantasy and reality with his sold-out Arabic novel Al-Rahala.

The story revolves around a group of people called al-Rahara, or nomads. They develop the ability to alter reality and travel through the multiverse.

But problems arise when they lose control and are thrown into a vortex of realms beyond comprehension.

The 22-year-old author told Arab News:

Kendah Jambi started working on the book while in high school and faced some hurdles to get it published in December 2021. (attached)

In 1913, Danish physicist Niels Bohr proposed the concept of a quantum jump, laying the foundation for quantum physics and building the idea of ​​a multiverse where realities could coexist.

Jambi said: I started having lucid dreams. It was a dream that I could control through my consciousness as an escape mechanism, and I realized that the reality that I visited during my sleep was a world of wonder that I wanted people to see through my eyes.

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• Kendah Jamb said:

• She said: I started having lucid dreams. It was a dream that I could control through my consciousness as an escape mechanism, and I realized that the reality that I visited during my sleep was a world of wonder that I wanted people to see through my eyes.

“I have always been an avid reader of the fantasy genre.

Jambi said he knew of no other Arabic-language book that sheds light on quantum leaps, lucid dreams, and worlds beyond ours.

The author said he wrote “Al-Rahala” with the aim of enriching the Arabic writing scene and helping readers fall in love with the Arabic language.

Jambi started working on the book in high school and faced several hurdles before publishing the book in December 2021.

“Many of the challenges I faced in writing the book were to simplify the study and put it in layman’s terms setting the stage for what the adventurous nomads called a realm,” she said.

“Because of the difficulties at such a critical time, especially since the transition from high school to college, peer pressure, constant stress of exams and career, it took about eight years to complete ‘Al-Rahala’. The pass hampered my progress for a while.”

Jambi said that the book is rich in symbolism such as “Blood Moon” and “Zeroland”.

“The Blood Moon symbolizes many things. It gives you a good marker of confusion,” Jambi said.

Zeroland, she said, is considered Terranurius, a land that lies between nations and is ruled by no one. Despite being uninhabitable, it is a conflict area due to its strategic geographic location.

“Al-Rahala” is published by Adab Books and available at Jarir and Virgin Megastore.

“Initially, I was rejected by most of the publishers for various reasons.The publishers who accepted my work paid very high publication fees for students like me. , my family believed in me and supported me throughout the process,” she said.

The young author reveals that the book’s success inspired her to complete a trilogy that further captures her adventures on the astral plane.

“Aspiring fantasy writers, write until your craft is perfect.

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