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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