Mohamed Zakaria Nabulsi’s Dates and Masala was one of three novels shortlisted for the Young Adult category of the 2021 Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature. The novel is a culinary travel coming-of-age set between Sharjah, UAE and Kochi, India, which includes twelve recipes.
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“All those who are knowledgeable about Arabic children’s literature became that way through personal effort, seeking out books here and there, following people (authors, publishers, book influencers) on social media, and buying books at their own expense.”
“A bitter, metallic taste rises to my tongue. I take a deep breath, put my key in the lock, and shove open the door.”
Ziad began to feel that there might be some truth in Sitti’s story after all. He pressed her to keep going. “And what happened next, Sitti?”