Book Review: Desperate in Dubai

Cover of Desperate in Dubai.

Desperate in Dubai, a cheeky exposé novel based on the original blog written by Ameera al-Hakawati (a pseudonym), revolves around the lives of four women who live, love, and labour in the sparkling Gulf city of Dubai. I recently had the chance to catch up with al-Hakawati in Dubai, to chat about her book, her faith, and the politics of anonymous writing as a Muslim woman. British-born Al-Hakawati says she knew she had to write a book about Dubai the moment she arrived in what she … [Read more...]


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