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Recommended books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Saudi Arabia. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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Recommended: 01 May 2022

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My Past Is a Foreign Country : A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself by Zeba Talkhani EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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'Brilliant and brutally honest, this memoir ropes you in with every page. The intimacy that Zeba evokes will remind you of your own sister opening her heart to you.' Meena Kandasamy, author of When I Hit You, shortlisted for The Women's Prize 28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK. Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as an outsider and examines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she experienced h... continue
Recommended: 23 Jan 2023

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My Thousand and One Nights : A Novel of Mecca by Raja Alem EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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The distinguished Middle Eastern author Raja Alem grew up in Mecca at a time when the holy city was on the cusp of changing from medieval to modern. In this vanished Mecca, vividly brought to life again in My Thousand and One Nights, women hold center stage—especially Jummo, the wildly passionate daughter of the Water Carriers’ Sheik. This faraway time and setting become compellingly real as we follow the intimate drama of Jummo’s life, the tragic arc of her affair with her childhood sweetheart and her lifelong love for the mysterious Sidi Wadhana, a more-than-human emissary from the Netherwor... continue
Recommended: 01 May 2022


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