Sulaima’s Ring

Author: Rima Bali

Publishing House: Tanmia Publishing House

Publication Year: 2022

Genre: Novel

Number of Pages: 304

“Sulaima’s Ring – [خاتم سليمى]” isn’t just a novel; it’s an exploration of life’s intricate dance between love and contradiction, roots and aspirations, rebellion and compliance. Syrian author Rima Bali weaves a tale that beckons readers to question the very essence of truth and invites them to craft their own mythology.

This captivating narrative, shortlisted for the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2024, unfolds like a tapestry soaked in the enchantment of history, pulsating with the beats of war drums and echoing the pounding hearts on a quest for the essence of existence. An ancient ring becomes the symbol circulating among storytellers across diverse corners of the world.

In “Sulaima’s Ring – [خاتم سليمى]” Bali skillfully navigates the complexities of relationships, traditions, and the ever-elusive concept of truth. The novel, born in the historic city of Toledo, Spain, carries the fragrance of Aleppo, inviting readers to wander through its ancient alleys and rest on the banks of the Tagus River.

Crafted over two years, the characters—Lucas, Sulaima, and Shams al-Din—embark on a journey with the author through the city of three cultures, sharing scented candles, posing unanswered questions, and leaving their imprint within the manuscript.

Sulaima’s Ring – [خاتم سليمى]” published in 2022 and currently available in Arabic, is more than a novel; it’s a symphony of love for Aleppo, a place that stands resilient despite the trials. Rima Bali extends this fragrant breeze from Aleppo as a heartfelt gift to every Arab reader. Engage with the story that transcends time and resonates with the heartbeat of Aleppo.

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