Others, by Seba Al-Herz

Others, by Seba Al-Herz

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A best-selling book when it appeared in Arabic, The Others is a literary tour de force, offering a window into one of the most repressive societies in the world.

A rare, mesmerizing journey into the cloistered consciousness of a pious Shi'a university student in Qatif, Saudia Arabia, this controversial bestseller centres on a young woman whose lesbian affairs intensify her religious experience and compound her sense of self-abasement.

Al-Herz's erotic, dreamlike story of looming personal crisis is a remarkable portrait of hidden lives.

“Offers a rare window into young, lesbian Saudi culture ... The protagonist's journey of self-discovery and questions she reflects upon have universal appeal.” - Kirkus Reviews