Title: Syrian Brides
Title: Syrian Brides by Anna Halabi
Rating: 3.5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was a funny and relatable read. Syrian Brides is a collection of 11 stories that center on Muslim women, mostly brides or those who are already married. In just a few pages, the author manages to make one laugh while at the same time introducing serious topics into her story.
Don’t let the humor or the cheekiness of the characters fool you, there are some serious themes explored here for example that of domestic violence and its effect on the victims. My favorite story was Nobody’s Bride, which is a story about a woman who outsmarts two businessmen and steals from them.
It’s not a story you can use to teach about virtue but I really admired how clever the woman was and that is important in my books. I believe that the best part about this book was how relatable and familiar it was. I had never read of these stories before, but with every story I read there was this feeling of familiarity. These stories were like something I could hear women talk about during a good round of gossip at the market place.
The only problem I had with this book were the minor errors I spotted while reading. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading it. With that said, if you still need convincing…
Go and Read this Book!