The Bride of Amman by Fadi Zaghmout

The Bride of Amman, a huge and controversial bestseller when first published in Arabic, takes a sharp-eyed look at the intersecting lives of four women and one gay man in Jordan’s historic capital, Amman-a city deeply imbued with its nation’s traditions and taboos. When Rana finds herself not only falling for a man of the wrong faith, but also getting into trouble with him, where … Continue reading The Bride of Amman by Fadi Zaghmout

The Bride of Amman – extract in Words without Borders

Last week saw the publication of an extract I translated from Fadi Zaghmout‘s fascinating novel of sexuality and gender politics in Jordan, The Amman Bride, in Words without Borders. If you read Arabic, you can read both the English and the original text (Arous Amman) side by side online, which is something I love about Words without Borders magazine. (Update: this novel was published in … Continue reading The Bride of Amman – extract in Words without Borders