By Hanan al-Shaykh
With greater than 21,000 copies in print of Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and extra than 15,000 copies of The tale Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the simplest recognized and most admired lady author of the Arab global. The paperback publication of Zahra will bring this passionate and brave novel to a much larger staff of readers. Its haunting tale of a young Lebanese lady who makes an attempt to stem the violence in Beirut by way of beginning a sexual liaison with a sniper has "lifted the nook of a dark curtain" (Sunday Telegraph ) from an international that fascinates us all.
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