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My favorite books of 2017 - كتبي المفضلة - The best books I read
Set against the backdrop of a conservative Druze region of southern Syria, this is the tragic story of the orphan Salma, who falls in love with a boy from her village but is then forced into an arranged marriage. As Salma desperately tries to escape the marriage, the novel follows her attempt to flee with her lover. But after her family colludes with the authorities against her, Salma finds herself trapped in a nightmarish ordeal of imprisonment, torture, and abandonment.
15 Notable Arabic Books Forthcoming in English Translation in 2017
Shakir Mustafa. Although he might not put it on his resume, Mustafa was perhaps the first supporter of this blog. He teaches at Northeastern University, translates, and is the editor and translator of the excellent Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology. His picks:. We have since run an interview with him here. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Chicago. More on Antoon here.
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The American Granddaughter, Inaam Kachachi
Please do post favorites or arguments, reframings, rebuttals in the comments. If you need them: 5 more reasons to read this book. Katherine Halls and Adam Talib This book is a wicked, wild ride through a fantastical fictional Mecca. Nirvana Tanoukhi Its form— 1, Nights- esque, interlinked tales—is also womanish.