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Sex and the Arabic city

 
No Arab book has ever been sold for so much money to foreign publishing houses. Though it is part of the current trend that is witnessing both real and fictional erotic confessions by women writers storming the best-seller lists, Salwa Al Neimi's novel, Proof of Honey, has substantially more to offer than the mere lurid sensationalism of some of its competitors.
 
By STEFAN WEIDNER
 
No Arab book has ever been sold for so much money to foreign publishing houses. Though it is part of the current trend that is witnessing both real and fictional erotic confessions by women writers storming the best-seller lists, Salwa Al Neimi's novel, Proof of Honey, has substantially more to offer than the mere lurid sensationalism of some of its competitors.
No Arab book has ever been sold for so much money to foreign publishing houses. Though it is part of the current trend that is witnessing both real and fictional erotic confessions by women writers storming the best-seller lists, Salwa Al Neimi's novel, Proof of Honey, has substantially more to offer than the mere lurid sensationalism of some of its competitors.
Born in Damascus in the late 1950s, writer and journalist Al Niemi has lived in Paris for many years.
By STEFAN WEIDNER
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