“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”
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!”
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”
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sarah Mohr, a writer at Muslimgirl.com. 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 Muslimgirl.com)Continue reading “Meet Shereen Malherbe, author of 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”
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”
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”
My appearance on the BelAhdan Show with Ahmed Tharwat, I discuss how my visit to Palestine inspired me to write my debut novel, Jasmine Falling.
This is the second part of our conversation on dejabbing or removing hijab. Read the discussion from Muslimah Media Watch here.
‘The Toronto Star recently had an article interviewing four women about their “dejabbing” experiences. The title is “Why we stopped wearing the hijab.” However, the seemingly simple notion of removing the headscarf is acknowledged to be a complicated process. The article explains that “From safety to spirituality, each woman has her own reasons” for no longer wearingContinue reading “A Roundtable on Dejabbing Part 1, by Muslimah Media Watch”