LIFE IN THE ARAB WORLD THE BLACK BOOK OF ARABIA
QatarToday gets up close with the author, the creative and fearless
Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassemi, and reviews her new book.
stories of Arab women and how they lead their daily lives, straddling modernity and staunch religious beliefs. Twelve short stories that describe Arab women in their homeland and send a message – Who said Arab women are weak? Shuttling between Sharjah and Doha, Sheikha Al Qassemi brings to life stories of vile truth, superstitions and traditions followed in this part of the world.
The book starts with a story of a woman in postpartum depression with an aim to refresh herself. With an overwhelming response to her body losing its shape and vibrance through the journey of motherhood, she concocts a potion of doubt and plots against her husband, later falling victim to her own tale of betrayal.