Search Results: "Hiner Saleem"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER’S RIFLE by Hiner Saleem
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Timely—and most depressing."
Well-done but dispiriting memoir of growing up in Iraq during the 1960s and '70s, when Kurdish aspirations for independence were increasingly suppressed. Read full book review >

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SALEEM HADDAD
by Matthew Patin

“The morning begins with shame.” It sounds like the slogan for an oddly judgmental brand of frosted breakfast pastry, but it’s actually the first line in Saleem Haddad’s debut novel, Guapa, which follows a day in the life of Rasa, a gay Middle Easterner who involuntarily comes out to his live-in grandmother in a most spectacular way: she finds ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GUAPA by Saleem Haddad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Those looking for a nuanced portrait of gay life in the modern Middle East will find plenty to admire in this flawed but promising debut."
In an unnamed Middle Eastern country, a young translator deals with the fallout after his grandmother catches him with another man. Read full book review >