Forbidden Love in the Land of Sheba

Forbidden Love in the Land of Sheba

by Qais Ghanem


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Fifteen-year-old Hana has a crush on twenty-year-old cousin, Farook. But he leaves Yemen to study medicine in Scotland. Her parents force her to marry another cousin, twice her age, a selfish, abusive criminal involved in arms' sales and gang rapes. Ten years later, Hana's life changes dramatically when Farook opens a clinic next door.

"Against a backdrop of things unimaginable by the Western mind, the author takes us on a journey of intrigue, passion and danger. Death lurks in every corner, in every whisper, in every kiss." - Sherrill Wark,

"When you begin to read this novel, you will not stop for one moment, enticed by the versatility of the writer in crafting its plot with tact and skill. As a woman of Yemeni origin, I wish to thank Dr. Qais Ghanem for his courage in exposing the reality of Yemen in this and his two other novels: Final Flight from Sanaa and Two Boys from Aden College." - Tahani Shihab

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ISBN-13: 9781496150509
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Dr. Qais Ghanem immigrated to Canada in 1970. Professional: Graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Graduate training/teaching at: Queen's, McMaster, Michigan, Sanaa and Ottawa Universities. Past President of Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists. Since retiring as clinical professor, took up writing.

Author: 3 mystery novels: FINAL FLIGHT FROM SANAA - locations: Yemen, Canada, Poland, Denmark. TWO BOYS FROM ADEN COLLEGE: Yemen, Edinburgh, London, Michigan, Saudi Arabia. FORBIDDEN LOVE IN THE LAND OF SHEBA: Yemen, Edinburgh. Co-authored: MY ARAB SPRING - MY CANADA. Book of Arabic/English poetry - FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Website Has written opinion columns for Gulf News, Huffington Post, and Yemen Times. Current President, Canadian Authors Association - NCR. Culture-based work. Founder of CHIN radio's 4 times award-winning show, "Dialogue with Diversity". Co-founder of Potlucks for Peace, an Ottawa-based dialogue group. Co-founder of Mixed Couples social group, celebrating multiculturalism. Moderator of an Ottawa's Peace Festival forum on interfaith respect and gender equality. Founder of Dialogue for Democracy monthly discussion group. President, Arab Canadian University Graduates Association - 1992-2002.

Awards: -The Canadian Ethnic Media Award (CEMA) x2, 2009, 2010 - Radio Category - for "Five Races in a Family of Four", and "Three Women Friends: Jewish, Christian and Muslim." Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) 2010 Media Leadership Award The United Way Community Builder Award Yemeni Canadian Community Award 2012 The Arab Canadian University Gradates Association 2013 award for poets and authors Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal 2013 Short List: J.S. Woodsworth Award 2011 Short List: Arab Ambassadors Award for Volunteering 2013 Named among "Top 75 Immigrants to Canada in 2014"

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