A wide-ranging, best-selling novel set in Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt that is more socially conservative than it thinks it is
A Georgian novel published in 2020 by Peirene about the residents of a school for abandoned children
Dahlia feels trapped in her life in cosmopolitan Kuwait, with her well-meaning family who nevertheless refuse to acknowledge the trauma of her teen years
Is this a mystery story or survival lit? Either way it’s a great read.