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By Maha Ayoub

What may a half-Christian veiled African, a tennis-playing millionaire socialite with Ottoman ancestors, a Nubian masquerading as her personal kid's lacking father, a best govt hiding a shameful mystery, and a burqa-clad extremely conservative deserted spouse, almost certainly have in common?

For one, they percentage a dilapidated place of work in a derelict Kafka-esque paperwork, including the neighborhood other-worldly inhabitant: an invisible evil Jinn, it appears cause on killing them all.

And that is the effortless part.

The women' placid regimen is grew to become upside-down after they are ordered to maneuver right into a fresh construction, a prospect much more distressing than the vicious civil battle raging of their country.

Five ladies, 5 very various girls, endure the the dying of a decrepit, post-colonial, multi-cultural and ethnically diversified kingdom, and the following agonizing beginning of 2 new, and doubtless still-born, uniform yet diametrically hostile international locations. heritage is within the making, and the reader witnesses it via their eyes, stories it via their lives, and stocks their lack of ability to change the process old occasion; occasions that might remodel their family with one another, try out their skill to carry their households jointly, or recreate them in an alien new reality.

"Nile Blues" is an ironic tackle a inflexible society governed by means of spiritual and political taboos, riven through racial divides, and whose very textile has been eroded by means of a strange mixture of archaic superstition and cutting-edge corruption. the tale, narrated by way of the characters of their personal phrases and during their scathingly irreverent wit, unfolds a tapestry of overlapping and conflicting wishes and fears, own and collective, woven jointly by way of the undying river, the Blue Nile, the undercurrent that either unites and divides.

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