Friday, July 06, 2012

Alchemy of Truth: Amal Awad: Courting Samiah

Amal Awad is a Palestinian-Australian Muslim, a child of the 80s, and an eternal advocate of good grammar. She graduated university with an arts/law degree, practised very briefly as a lawyer and now works as a journalist. Courting Samira is her first novel.

It may be the 21st century, but who says courtship is obsolete? This story is a light-hearted but honest peek into the life of a young, single Muslim woman living in Sydney – the joys of a blossoming romance (all very proper), the courtship rituals (so Jane Austen), the struggle with career and, of course, Arab Guilt. 

Visit her website to find out where to buy the book

Or you can download the podcast here