Culturally Speaking:

Promoting Cross-Cultural Awareness in a Post-9/11 World

Bahrain Book Launch Photos

Culturally Speaking was officially released in Bahrain on October 29, 2008 with a VIP reception hosted by Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa. Bahrain's Minister of Information and Culture, at the Shaikh Ibrahim Centre for Culture & Research in Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Jashanmal Bookstores held a public author signing on November 14, 2008 at their Seef Mall location in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
























Mary presenting her book to Vice Minister of Industry & Commerce Dr. Abdulla Mansoor.

Discover Islam film crew interviewing the author on December 10, 2008 at the Al Fateh Mosque (the Grand Mosque) in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, for a documentary.

Mary presenting her book to Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander, US Fifth Fleet, US Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain on December 17, 2008. Culturally Speaking is now available on the base.

Vice Admiral Gortney reviews Culturally Speaking with former US Ambassador Sam Zakhem and author Mary Coons on December 17, 2008.

Book Awards

Culturally Speaking was named as a finalist in the 2008 National Best Books Awards in the Non-Fiction, Multi-Culture category in October 2008. In May 2009, the book was named one of three silver finalists in the Culture category of the Midwest Book Awards, sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.

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