The Black Book of Arabia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing Date of Publication: 2015 Language: English ISBN: 9789927118098 Number of Copies: 1 Author: Hend Al Qassemi

A princess from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates writes stories about women who live and love in the Middle East. These candid, moving and inspirational tales will resonate with readers around the world.

Meet a princess whose best friend literally tries to steal her wedding, down to her bridal shoes and fiancé; a bride who mysteriously goes blind on her wedding day and stays blind for years; a woman whose romantic Parisian honeymoon proves too good to be true; and a jealous wife who lures her husband into falling in love with another woman. These stories present an intimate picture of women’s lives in the Middle East.