Willow Trees Don't Weep (Paperback)

By Fadia Faqir

Quercus Publishing, 9781782069508, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2017

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Description

A father sets out to save the Islamic world. A daughter sets out to save herself.

Najwa's father left when she was four years old. Now, upon her mother's death, she cannot live alone in the Islamic society of Jordan. She must find her father.

Her search takes her through new dangers as she becomes swept up with a mysterious organization which sends her into the mountains of Afghanistan.

For her father, this same journey was made as a wrenching sacrifice for the sake of his beliefs. Yet his experience in the desert transformed his life forever.

Now it transforms Najwa's, as she is compelled to follow in his footsteps: from a heartbreaking secret in Afghanistan all the way to a revelation in Britain.



About the Author

Fadia Faqir is a Jordanian-British writer and journalist, and lectures in English Literature at Durham University. She is the author of three novels: Nisanit, Pillars of Salt and My Name is Salma; as well as the editor of a book of autobiographical essays by Arab women writers, In the House of Silence. She lives in Durham.


Praise For Willow Trees Don't Weep

'A compelling narrative ... negotiates the minefield of family, politics and religion fearlessly but with a delicate touch' Janet Davey.—Janet Davey

'This is a beautifully touching novel that takes us beyond the news bulletins and knee jerk reactions, creating an excellent read while revealing special rewards for the open-minded ... Fadia Faqir gifts us with an entrancing novel that not only crosses continents but also cultures and ideas' Bookbag.—Bookbag

Faqir is never so crass to attempt to empathise with either terrorism or torture to the point of justifying either . . . her talent is evident—Margaret Forster, on Nisanit

A compelling narrative ... negotiates the minefield of family, politics and religion fearlessly but with a delicate touch—Janet Davey

This is a beautifully touching novel that takes us beyond the news bulletins and knee jerk reactions, creating an excellent read while revealing special rewards for the open-minded ... Fadia Faqir gifts us with an entrancing novel that not only crosses continents but also cultures and ideas—Bookbag

a major writer—Malcolm Bradbury, on Fadia Faqir

Written with unhidebound verve . . . an ambitious solution to an impossible task: seeing the Arab Israeli conflict whole New Statesman, on Nisanit