Amena Ravat is a qualified social worker, a mother and a wife. Reading is her form of escape and something she is very passionate about.
Book Club: Fatima Bhutto's timely novel explores why three young adults from different backgrounds decide to run away from their homes and join the Islamic State group.
Book Club: Dunya Mikhail shares the distressing stories of women in Iraq who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.
Book Club: Bothayna Al-Essa's latest novel, All That I Want to Forget, weaves a broken narrative, intertwining the past and the present until they combine.
Book Club: Ahmed Saadawi's Frankenstein in Baghdad, winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, follows the story of a 'creature' contrived in a city embroiled in violence.
Book Club: The French bestseller, translated into English, fails to live up to its compelling premise, lacking the insight needed to make it an exceptional read, reviews Amena Ravat.
Book Club: A very impressive debut novel by Ruqaya Izzidien, full of hope, life and the struggle that comes with living through war, reviews Amena Ravat.