Author & blogger Shereen Malherbe has just released her novel Jasmine Falling. Shereen, a British Palestinian writer, tells of her inspiration behind the novel.
“After visiting my father’s home-land in Palestine I was compelled to capture and preserve not just my family’s history but also that of the conflict that exists within the country, which ultimately led me on a 5-year journey with Jasmine Falling. My aim in writing Jasmine Falling was to convey the hope that the Palestinian people exude, through characters that represented positive aspects of both sides in the ongoing conflict that surrounds them. The story is one of loss, love, hope and redemption and is told through the eyes of Jasmine, a Palestinian girl, and… well I can’t give the rest away can I!”
When Jasmine’s mother dies inside their English mansion, hope comes in the form of her multi-million-pound inheritance. But with her inheritance threatened, Jasmine is left to contemplate a future she does not know how to live.
Jasmine has only ten days to uncover the circumstances of her father’s decade long disappearance before her fortune is lost forever. Forced to return to his homeland in Palestine, she follows his footsteps through stories long ingrained in the local’s minds. She is helped on her journey by a mysterious stranger who guides her through the trails of the Holy Land, from the heart of Jerusalem to the scattered broken villages, each harbouring its own secrets.
Under the watchful eyes of the ever-encroaching Occupation, Jasmine must piece together her history in the broken land, before it destroys her future.
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Besides authoring her novel, being a mother and wife, Shereen is also a writer for Muslimah Media Watch, a forum for critiquing the images of Muslim women in the media and pop culture. If you would like to see other works by Shereen you can find her at www.shereenmalherbe.com or follow her on twitter @malherbegirl
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