Fatima loves poetry and wants to study French literatureboth of which are anathema to her strict and conservative much older brother, Saqr. While living under his roof, Fatima’s hopes and dreams are scrutinized, mocked, and slowly crushed as she is forced into his narrow vision of the right path.
Then Fatima meets Isam, a poet like her; they email love letters to each other and meet in secret. Saqr, however, has other ideas: she is married off to Faris, a complete stranger. He is not the cruel tyrant her brother was, but still she did not choose him.
Will she escape her past to live the life of love and poetry she craves?
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Bothayna Al-Essa is a bestselling and award-winning Kuwaiti author. She has published nine novels, as well as collections of essays, children’s books, and translations from English into Arabic. She lives in Kuwait.
Michele Henjum is a translator with an MA in comparative literature. She lives in Cairo.