The Land Beneath the Light: An interview with author Shereen Malherbe on her new Palestinian novel

“When we read classic literature we now use them as references for society despite them being fictional texts. What I want to create are representative, authentic texts that include Muslims as contributors to society. Having a Muslim narrative should not pigeonhole our work into a Muslim-only category. My books are for everyone to read.” ShereenContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light: An interview with author Shereen Malherbe on her new Palestinian novel”

Happy Publication Day!

I am thrilled to announce that The Land Beneath the Light and The Girl Who Stitched the Stars, have officially been published by Beacon Books. I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone for their support. Thank you to Beacon Books and team and illustrator, Sarah Nesti Willard. It wouldn’t have beenContinue reading “Happy Publication Day!”

The Land Beneath the Light

A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre All  too often we are subjected to news of turmoil and conflict in  Palestine. By exploring the lived realities of those living under  occupation, The Land Beneath the Light presents  an alternative. Drawn loosely from the author’s own childhood  experiences of Palestine, Shereen Malherbe showcases the beauty of this  war-torn landContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light”

The Girl Who Stitched the Stars

Non-uniform day arrives at Noor’s school. Noor hasn’t ever been to school without her uniform before, and the clothes she loves to wear are different. What will she wear? What will the other children say? When she realises what her clothes mean to her, she must decide if she can be brave enough to shareContinue reading “The Girl Who Stitched the Stars”

Meet Shereen Malherbe, author of The Land Beneath the Light.

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sarah Mohr, a writer at I caught up with Sarah one evening to share with her the reason for writing my latest works, my upcoming novel, The Land Beneath the Light & my latest children’s book, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars. (Republished from reading “Meet Shereen Malherbe, author of The Land Beneath the Light.”

The Land Beneath the Light

Cover Reveal for my latest novel, The Land Beneath the Light ‘A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre.’ Book Summary: From her rural farmhouse at the bottom of the hilltop surrounded by the Occupation, Khadija’s life changes forever when the shadows descend causing destruction in her village. In the wake of upheaval and ruin, Khadija drawsContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light”

Jasmine Falling now available in Jerusalem Bookstores

Educational Bookstore, Salahaddin Street, Jerusalem. Voted as the 18th top attraction to do in Jerusalem, Educational Bookstore is located in Salahaddin Street, Jerusalem. Follow the bookstore or subscribe here to keep up to date with Shereen’s events. For more information about Educational Bookstore and for its location please visit TripAdvisor. Image Sources The historic American Colony Hotel.Continue reading “Jasmine Falling now available in Jerusalem Bookstores”

Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine

This summer, a stack of my books are being distributed back to the country and people who inspired me to write it. This novel was written with the sole purpose of sharing an alternative narrative and capturing Palestine as I experienced it. Roaming around the old City of Jerusalem, my husband and I found maps beingContinue reading “Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine”

Muslimah Media Watch Book Review: Jasmine Falling

Republished from Muslimah Media Watch: Jasmine Falling by Muslimah Media Watch’s very own Shereen Malherbe recounts the story of Jasmine, a young English girl who, in order to receive her inheritance after her mother dies, searches for her father in his native Palestine and winds up discovering not only the family she left behind, butContinue reading “Muslimah Media Watch Book Review: Jasmine Falling”