Women of Sand and Myrrh (Paperback)

By Hanan Al-Shaykh

Anchor Books, 9780385423588, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1992



A powerful and moving novel, by the Arab worldsleading woman novelist, about four women copingwith the insular, oppressive society of an unnameddesert state.

About the Author

Hanan al-Shaykh, an award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright, is the author of the short story collection I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops; the novels One Thousand and One Nights, The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand and Myrrh, Beirut Blues, and Only in London; and a memoir about her mother, The Locust and the Bird. She was raised in Beirut, educated in Cairo, and lives in London.

Praise For Women of Sand and Myrrh

"A gifted and  courageous writer."--Middle Eastern  International