Alf Mabruk

Raja Alem, the brilliant Saudi novelist and artist, who has just won the Arabic Booker Prize for her novel The Dove’s Necklace. This is great, great news. I interviewed Raja with her sister Shadia for Edge of Arabia as they will often collaborate. Raja sometimes provides text for Shadia’s work, though that’s not a good way of putting it. Rather than one ‘providing’ for the other they combine as if twins, finishing each other’s sentences and often appearing in one another’s dreams.

Here they are long, long ago:

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