Discussion is on May 22nd, 2021 @ 6 pm Doha time (GMT +3) (11 am EST) on Zoom.

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Discussion is on March 20th, 2021 @ 6 pm Doha time (GMT +3) on Zoom and is moderated by Dr. Haya Al-Noaimi, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Georgetown University.

Sabaya Book Club is featuring guest speaker, Dr. Amira Sonbol, Professor of History at Georgetown University. Dr. Sonbol specializes in Islamic history and law, women, gender and Islam and is the author of several books including Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History.

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Uneasy Humor

By Yasmeen Shubber

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash
Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

If you were hoping for a novel with a plot, Calypso by David Sedaris won’t give you what you’re looking for. This biographical collection of short stories offer the author’s thoughts and unique perspective on the mundane aspects of daily life. Each chapter is like a journal entry, centered around his relationship with his family and their gatherings in his North Carolina beach home — “The Sea Section”, a name telling enough of the crude humour in the book. Sedaris covers touchy topics like aging, death, and alcoholism through his dark point of view. …


*** A collaboration with Moroccan Women Read ***

For the February read, Sabaya is collaborating with Moroccan Women Read.

A joint discussion will be held on February 20th, 2021 @ 6 pm (Doha time) (GMT +3) on Zoom. Discussion is moderated by Fatema M. Al-Malki.

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A heroine’s Journey through Gender

By Tatiana Usova

Photo by Arturo Rey on Unsplash

Woman in Battle Dress is an ode to the courage, determination and ‘battle’ spirit of a woman who rebels against the norms of the society and perseveres in following her dreams and convictions.

The protagonist of the book is Henriette Faber. Married at a very young age to a hussar enlisted in the Napoleonic troops and then widowed at 18, she disguised herself as a man called Enrique to pursue her calling to study medicine at Sorbonne, an occupation forbidden to women. Enrolled as a male surgeon in Napoleon’s Army, she participated in various military campaigns including…


Discovering the Truth About Trauma

By Boutheina Boukhalfa

To the bodies who kept the score.

Photo by Assma Al-Adawi for @ofbooksandart (instagram)

Of the various ways we cope with pain, forgetting seems to be the most prevalent. But does our body really forget those parts of us that are still stuck in the past? Dr. Bessel van der Kolk provides an answer in his passionately written book The Body Keeps the Score: mind, brain, and body in the healing of trauma.

Growing up in postwar Holland in a family marked by trauma, Van der Kolk spent his childhood playing on bomb sites and witnessing firsthand the effects of trauma. The Body Keeps…


** In collaboration with Qatar Reads and WISH **

For the November read, Sabaya is collaborating with Qatar Reads and WISH.

A joint discussion meeting will be held on November 28th, 2020 @ 6 pm (Doha time) (GMT +3) on Zoom.

Discussion is moderated by Saeida Rouass*.

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*Saeida Rouass is a Moroccan-British author and her 2017 book “Assembly of the Dead” is soon to turn into a film or mini-series.

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So Many Islands: Glimpses into lesser Known Cultures

by Mariam Diefallah

Photo by Zidhan Ibrahim on Unsplash

Beach, check; palm tree, check; inquisitive village elder, check. When inlanders imagine life on islands, they envision a paradise of coconuts and hammocks. They see exotic holiday destinations where time ceases to have any meaning. So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Ocean is a collection of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction that keeps these imaginations in check. Caught between land and sea, the seventeen authors of the anthology show us that living on an island is being in a constant state of looking both inwards and outwards. The anthology challenges our romanticized yearning…


** Special collaboration with Saqi Books **

Sabaya is meeting October 24th, 2020 @ 6 pm (Doha time) (GMT +3) on Zoom. Moderated by Hala Sheikh Al Souk.

To attend, register Here.

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Saqi Books (please email sabayabookclub@gmail.com for discount code)

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