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About the Author
Najwa Bin Shatwan is a Libyan academic and novelist. She is the author of several short story collections, plays, and three novels including The Horses' Hair and Orange Content. She was chosen as one of the thirty-nine best Arab authors under the age of forty by the Beirut39 project of the Hay Festival.Nancy Roberts is a free-lance Arabic-to-English translator. Her literary translations include Salwa Bakr's The Man From Bashmour, Ibrahim Nasrallah's Gaza Weddings and Time of White Horses, for which she was awarded the 2018 Sheikh Hamad Prize for Translation and International Understanding.
The translation is excellent: simple, accessible, and graceful.--Melanie Magidow, translator of Mortal Designs
This beautifully written novel is a milestone because an Arab woman writer dared to investigate, describe, and expose two slaveries: that of slaves and that of women.--Fadia Faqir, author of Willow Trees Don't Weep