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2012 group cruise > MENA group year of Eve – stop 5/6 (September – October)

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message 1: by Niledaughter (new)

Niledaughter | 2756 comments Mod
Reminder of all stops :

1- Personal Memoirs
2- Realistic Contemporary Fiction
3- Essays / politics/journalism
4- Fantasy and symbolism
5- Historical Fiction
6- Poetry

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5- Historical Fiction - (September – October) 2012


- Algeria Children of the New World

- Egypt
The Map of Love
The Man from Bashmour: A Modern Arabic Novel

For Radwa Ashour Granada: A Novel but it is a trialogy and this is only part 1 , also Siraaj: An Arab Tale


- Sudan Lyrics Alley: A Novel

- Lebanon Disciples Of Passion

- Iran Touba and the Meaning of Night, The Blood of Flowers

- Turkey Veda, The Forty Rules of Love

- Syria Sabriya: Damascus Bitter Sweet



** please feel free to add more suggestions.


message 2: by Sagheer (new)

Sagheer Afzal | 12 comments Historical fiction: 'The book of Saladdin' by Tariq Ali


message 3: by Holly (new)

Holly S. (hollyswarah) | 14 comments I have these two books & I look forward to reading them: Lyrics Alley & The Forty Rules of Love.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

The Blood of Flowers looks very promising...


message 5: by Parsa (new)

Parsa | 17 comments I found this list, might be beneficial to have a look at

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/22...


message 6: by Niledaughter (new)

Niledaughter | 2756 comments Mod
Paras wrote: "I found this list, might be beneficial to have a look at

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/22..."


Thanks Paras :)


message 7: by Marieke, Former moderator (new)

Marieke | 1179 comments Mod
i want to read almost all of them.


message 8: by Niledaughter (new)

Niledaughter | 2756 comments Mod
Marieke wrote: "i want to read almost all of them."

:)
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Any more recommendations before setting the polls ?


message 9: by Niledaughter (new)

Niledaughter | 2756 comments Mod
poll is over , we will be reading The Map of Love


message 10: by Sagheer (new)

Sagheer Afzal | 12 comments Excellent can't wait


message 11: by Niledaughter (new)

Niledaughter | 2756 comments Mod
Sagheer wrote: "Excellent can't wait"

Great :)


message 12: by Kate (new)

Kate Oh good! I'll buy it.


message 13: by Parsa (new)

Parsa | 17 comments looks like a good book :))
I'll have to find this one


message 14: by Niledaughter (new)

Niledaughter | 2756 comments Mod
Kate wrote: "Oh good! I'll buy it."

I know you wanted to read that one :D

Paras wrote: "looks like a good book :))
I'll have to find this one"


hope you will find it :)


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