Books set in Jordan (2)

From Here

From Here by Luma Mufleh EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
In her coming-of-age memoir, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee. With no word for “gay” in Arabic, Luma may not have known what to call the feelings she had growing up in Jordan during the 1980s, but she knew well enough to keep them secret. It was clear that not only would her family have trouble accepting her, but trapped in a conservative religious society, she could’ve also been killed if anyone discovered her sexuality. Luma spent her teenage years increasingly desperate to ... continue
Recommended: 08 Jul 2023

The Cry of the Dove

The cry of the dove by Fadia Faqir EN

Rating: 3.8     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
Left pregnant after an illicit love affair, Saalma, a young Bedouin woman from Hima in the Levant flees her people to escape the honor killing waiting for her at the hands of her tribe and seeks asylum in England. Original.
Genre Adult
Recommended: 27 Nov 2022

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