Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
By Camilla Gibb
Like Brick Lane and The Kite Runner, Camilla Gibb's extensively praised new novel is a poignant and very atmospheric glance past the stereotypes of Islam. After her hippie British mom and dad are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a tender girl she is going on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, the place she teaches Qur'an to childrens and falls in love with an idealistic healthcare professional. yet even swathed in a conventional headband, Lilly can't break out being marked as a foreigner. compelled to escape Ethiopia for England, she needs to once more confront the riddle of who she is and the place she belongs.
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