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Amena Ravat


Amena Ravat is a qualified social worker, a mother and a wife. Reading is her form of escape and something she is very passionate about.

Book Club: Fatima Bhutto's timely novel explores why three young adults from different backgrounds decide to run away from their homes and join the Islamic State group.

09 May, 2019

Book Club: Dunya Mikhail shares the distressing stories of women in Iraq who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.

27 March, 2019

Book Club: Bothayna Al-Essa's latest novel, All That I Want to Forget, weaves a broken narrative, intertwining the past and the present until they combine.

13 February, 2019

Book Club: Ahmed Saadawi's Frankenstein in Baghdad, winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, follows the story of a 'creature' contrived in a city embroiled in violence.

23 January, 2019

Book Club: The French bestseller, translated into English, fails to live up to its compelling premise, lacking the insight needed to make it an exceptional read, reviews Amena Ravat.

10 January, 2019

Book Club: A very impressive debut novel by Ruqaya Izzidien, full of hope, life and the struggle that comes with living through war, reviews Amena Ravat.

20 December, 2018