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Jasmine Falling, the debut novel by writer, Shereen Malherbe is currently listed 22/138 best books by Muslim women. Specialising in the representation of Muslim women in the media and in Western societies, Shereen wrote Jasmine Falling after exploring her heritage homeland in Palestine. An advocate and speaker for own voices fiction and the need for diverse narratives in literature, Shereen’s debut novel is reaching audiences worldwide. Jasmine Falling has an average of 4.5 stars via Goodreads and has featured on TV programmes, magazines and literary journals worldwide. It currently ranks number 2 by Goodreads voters on books representing Muslims in literature.
‘…a solid debut…looking forward to reading more from Ms.Malherbe’ Blue Minaret Literary Journal
‘Jasmine Falling is also a rich Middle Eastern tale that makes us fall for a land ripped between war and other social ills. The beauty and the richness of the land are still present no matter what it went through and still goes through as shows through the pages that Malherbe penned so well.’ Sisters Magazine
‘Jasmine Falling bleeds poetic and mesmerizing moments profusely.’ RDP Amazon reader
‘My rating: 5 of 5 stars. I found Jasmine Falling a beautiful work of art which was emotionally moving and will stay with me for some time to come. Magnificent.’ Indie Author Advocate
‘This book may be particularly poignant for people who grew up outside of their parents’ culture, or who have parents from two different cultures but only lived in one. It certainly made me realize how important it is to acknowledge and celebrate all of the cultures of those who reared me, lest I feel incomplete’ Muslimah Media Watch
Note from the author.
‘Good story telling should be devoid of labels and categories. It should cross boundaries and open up new perspectives of the humanity we all share as people.’