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Acknowledgements

My gratitude to Tim Supple, who took me by the hand and showed me what I knew.

My thanks to Margaret Stead, who helped me to let these stories shine in the English language, and to Amal Ghandour, Ten Gorten and Susan Willock who tenderly polished the poems.

About the Author:

Hanan al-Shaykh
is one of the contemporary Arab world’s most acclaimed writers. She was born in Lebanon and brought up in Beirut, before going to Cairo to receive her education. She was a successful journalist in Beirut, then later lived in the Arabian Gulf before moving to London. She is the author of the collection
I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops
and her novels include
The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand and Myrrh, Beirut Blues
, and
Only in London
, shortlisted for the
Independent
Foreign Fiction Prize. Most recently she published the acclaimed memoir of her mother’s life,
The Locust and the Bird
. She has written two plays,
Dark Afternoon Tea
and
Paper Husband
, and collaborated with Tim Supple on a theatrical adaptation of
One Thousand and One Nights
. Hanan al-Shaykh lives in London.

Also available in eBook format by Hanan al-Shaykh:

I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops •
978-0-307-76662-5
The Locust and the Bird •
978-0-307-37836-1
Only in London •
978-0-307-42713-7

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The Story of Zahra
Women of Sand and Myrrh
Beirut Blues
I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops
Only in London
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