My story in Dubai’s Brownbook magazine about Alia al Senussi, a member of the Libyan royal family in exile. According to her bio: “HRH Princess Alia Idris Al-Senussi was born in Washington DC to a Libyan father and American mother and moved shortly thereafter to Cairo, Egypt. Princess Alia’s father is a member of the Al Senussi family, who were exiled from Libya in 1969 when General Moammar Gaddhafi seized the throne in a coup d’etat and made himself Leader of the Libyan Jamaharriyah. Princess Alia’s grandfather, HRH Prince Abdallah Abed Al-Senussi, was a political leader in the government under King Idris.”
Now living in London, Alia has thrown herself into the world of non-profit art education and hopes one day to help bring Libya into the art boom currently being experienced by the rest of the Middle East, mainly driven by developments in the Gulf, where auction houses are setting up and big new museums are being built.
Alia was a joy to chat with and her story is well worth a read. (If you are living in China and cannot see the PDF please click here for the story).