The Consequences of Love, by Suleiman Addonia

The Consequences of Love, by Suleiman Addonia (Vintage Books USA, February 1, 2009)

The problem with this debut novel is that it is precisely what the title says it is: a story about the consequences of love. No more than that. Despite the dramatic cover design, it is a very plain novel, with a plot straight from the Mills & Boon/Harlequin stables, Middle-Eastern style: boy meets girl, society disapproves, it all ends in tears. It is the story of Eritrean refugee “Naser”, living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under strict Muslim law, who wants a woman. (Continue reading…)

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