The Proof of the Honey
by Salwa Al Neimi and Carol Perkins (translator)
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“Salwa Al Neimi is a Syrian writer who lives in Paris…The narrator in her novel, The Proof of the Honey, works in an archive and has an interest in the ancient tradition of Arab erotological writings…If you pick it up expecting a novel in that more Anglo-Saxon tradition of steady progress through the plot, then that doesn’t really happen in this book. It’s more of a series of encounters with different men which overlap, and they tie backwards and in and out of discourses and debates on the role of the erotic in Arab history.” Read more...
Selma Dabbagh, Novelist