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Only In London by Hanan Al-Shaykh
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Enjoyable, but not nearly as dynamic or as compelling as Women of Sand and Myrhh or Beirut Blues. Al Shaykh must know, of course, what it means to be an Arab woman in London--what it means to feel the cultural pulls of two disparate locations and to move between those poles--and yet this novel (to me) doesn't come across as poignantly or as powerfully as those set in Arab locations
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Reading Progress

January 21, 2012 – Started Reading
January 21, 2012 – Shelved
January 30, 2012 – Finished Reading

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