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Narinjah : the bitter orange tree Book
Book | Anansi International, [Toronto] : 2022.

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Zuhur, an Omani student at a British university, is caught between the past and the present. As she attempts to form friendships and assimilate in Britain, she can't help but ruminate on the relationships that have been central to her life. Most prominent is her strong emotional bond with Bint Amir, a woman she always thought of as her grandmother, who passed away just after Zuhur left the Arabian Peninsula. As the historical narrative of Bint Amir's challenged circumstances unfurls in captivating fragments, so too does Zuhur's isolated and unfulfilled present, one narrative segueing into another as time slips and dreams mingle with memories. Narinjah (The Bitter Orange Tree) is a profound exploration of social status, wealth, desire, and female agency. It presents a mosaic portrait of one young woman's attempt to understand the roots she has grown from, and to envisage an adulthood in which her own power and happiness might find the freedom necessary to bear fruit and flourish.

  • ISBN: 9781487007768
  • Physical Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Anansi International, 2022.
  • General Note:
    First published in Arabic as Narinjah in 2016.

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