Jul 08, 2020
MUNIRAS BOTTLE
Posted by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed Anthony Calderbank

In Riyadh, against the events of the second Gulf War and Saddam s invasion of Kuwait, we learn the story of Munira with the gorgeous eyes and the unspeakable tragedy she suffers as her male nemesis wreaks revenge for an insult to his character and manhood It is also the tale of many other women of Saudi Arabia who pass through the remand center where Munira works, vicIn Riyadh, against the events of the second Gulf War and Saddam s invasion of Kuwait, we learn the story of Munira with the gorgeous eyes and the unspeakable tragedy she suffers as her male nemesis wreaks revenge for an insult to his character and manhood It is also the tale of many other women of Saudi Arabia who pass through the remand center where Munira works, victims and perpetrators of crimes, characters pained and tormented, trapped in cocoons of silence and fear Munira records their stories on pieces of paper that she folds up and places in the mysterious bottle given to her long ago by her grandmother, a repository for the stories of the dead, that they might live again This controversial novel looks at many of the issues that characterize the lives of women in modern Saudi society, including magic and envy, honor and revenge, and the strict moral code that dictates male female interaction.

  • Title: MUNIRAS BOTTLE
  • Author: Yousef Al-Mohaimeed Anthony Calderbank
  • ISBN: 9789774163463
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • MUNIRAS BOTTLE In Riyadh against the events of the second Gulf War and Saddam s invasion of Kuwait we learn the story of Munira with the gorgeous eyes and the unspeakable tragedy she suffers as her male nemesis wr

    Elise

    Let me begin by saying I love Yousef Al Mohaimeed s writing style which builds on the lore of his culture to create something contemporary but also mysterious and beautiful Munira s Bottle is the story of one woman s love and heartbreak against the backdrop of the first Gulf War in Iraq, and Munira s story is gathered along with the sad stories of so many other Muslim women who attempt to forge meaningful lives of love and fulfillment in a culture that usually does not allow for it, giving the e [...]


    Kate

    I really liked it AND found the perspective interesting a Saudi man writing in a woman s voice.


    Jennifer

    It was ok, but a novel from a woman s perspective, specially from such a divided culture, should be written by a woman.


    Noora

    2.5


    Fahad

    Munira s Bottle is intersting novel Keep you in Saudi Arabia with first line during gulf war.


    Dave

    A quaint story read as a translation The story gives an insight into some of the history of the first Gulf War from the point of view of a young Saudi woman living at that time, and also into some of the cultural and social challenges faced by women in Saudi society Sometimes the story seems a bit far fetched and whimsical, but as my second venture into reading some Saudi based literature, I found it an interesting and eye opening read.



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