January 26, 2019
Shahd Al-Shammari’s Notes on the Flesh reviewed in The New Arab
The New Arab, a website on Middle East politics and culture, has published a review of Shahd Al-Shammari’s “Notes on the Flesh” – a collection of short stories on love, illness and disability in the Middle East.
Here’s what reviewer Ilham Essalih had to say about the book:
“Nevertheless, Notes on the Flesh is groundbreaking in its raw representation of disability and the vivid portrayal of pain. It crushes taboos surrounding illnesses and speaks up about gender injustice in the Middle East. Some of the stories are extremely painful to read and are bound to make you cry, but it is a vital piece of literature that addresses important subjects often neglected in the Arab society.”
The full review can be read here.