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Sumaiyya Naseem


Sumaiyya Naseem is a Bookstagrammer and freelance writer and editor who specialises in Middle Eastern and Muslim stories. In 2019 she joined the Reading Women Podcast as a guest contributor to talk about South Asian and Middle Eastern narratives

Book Club: In Marjan Kamali’s latest novel, the love of a lifetime is discovered and lost.

21 August, 2019

Book Club: To Keep The Sun Alive is set during the cusp of the Iranian revolution and follows a vibrant cast of characters whose individual journeys mirror Iran's growing instability.

17 July, 2019

Book Club: From Birzeit to Brooklyn, Etaf Rum's debut novel is a raw portrayal of generational trauma, reviews Sumaiyya Naseem.

09 May, 2019

Book Club: Nuruddin Farah's novel provides an intimate portrait of the family of a suicide bomber, reviews Sumaiyya Naseem.

19 March, 2019

Book Club: Hanan al-Shaykh's The Occasional Virgin explores a refreshingly well-bonded female friendship, strengthened by their past and lack of success where men and romantic relationships are concerned.

16 January, 2019