No knives in the kitchens of this city

by Khaled khalifa

Rating: 3 (1 vote)

Tags: Set in Syria Male author

No Knives in the Kitchens of this City

In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one family descends into ruin in this novel from one of the rising stars of Arab fiction-- New York Times Irrepressible Sawsan flirts with militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. She and her siblings and mother are slowly choked in violence and decay, as their lives are plundered by a brutal regime. Set between the 1960s and 2000s, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City unravels the systems of fear and control under Assad. With eloquence and startling honesty, it speaks of the persecution of a whole society.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Cathy
(1 month ago)
09 May, 2024
The gorgeously written saga of a family dwelling in a gloomy house in Aleppo, while the world falls apart around them.

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