Author(s): Younis AlAkhzami [translated Hartman & Nasrallah]
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781788710800

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Without tells a story of searching for belonging both in the world and within your own skin. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Yemeni family, the novel’s protagonist has been ill-at-ease since childhood, because she never felt like she was a girl. Alia’s alienation grows as she slowly comes to realise that she is, in fact, a man and begins the transition to live life as Ali. This is a very important story to tell as it portrays the struggles of gender non-conforming people in society. The novel is sensitive and frank in how it approaches an intersex person’s struggles with the realities of love, friendship, and survival against the backdrop of a life lived between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and then later the UK. Without navigates complex issues in a very human way, painting an honest portrait of how people come to terms with challenges they never expected they would face. Told in a deceptively simple style, through a tightly woven and skillful narration, Without makes these struggles resonate with us all.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781788710800
ISBN10 1788710800
Author Younis AlAkhzami [translated Hartman & Nasrallah]
Binding Paperback
Date Published 1 Sep 2021
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 256
Publisher Dar Arab

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