Suslov’s Daughter by HABIB ABDULRAB SARORI

Product code: 9781850772880
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Published by Darf in September 2017

Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette

ISBN: 9781850772880

Tags: Yemen

Format: Paperback

As a young man growing up under communism in South Yemen, Imran finds himself drawn to Hawiya, the daughter of a high-ranking official in the ruling Marxist party. He departs Aden, the seaport city of his childhood, to study literature in Paris, hoping to ‘see the sunset of capitalism with his own eyes.’ Years later he returns to Yemen and meets Hawiya again – only to find that she is now a niqab-wearing Salafist, calling on people to join the conservative Islamist movement. The novel spans the 1960s to the early 21st century, from the independence of southern Yemen and the subsequent establishment of The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, to the Unification of Yemen in 1990 and the Arab Spring. Set against the backdrop of Yemeni history, Habib Abdulrab Sarori’s Arabic Booker long-listed novel traces one man’s lifelong search for love and his own political ideology.

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Code 9781850772880
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