Salha Obeaid: Circle of Spice
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 16:30-17:30
Session No: 272
In a narrative weaving three parallel narratives, Sherihan attempts to understand her inner and outer worlds by explores mystery of death and fragility of scent. Her story intersects with another character and Shama, for whom her sense of smell led her to a successful life path in 1920s and 1930s Dubai. As their narratives interweave, the characters are drawn to an unexpected meeting where together, they reflect on the nostalgic character of scents and human mortality by the Tigris River.
In this session the writer Salha Obeaid talks about her novel Circle of Spices, recently published by Dar Al-Mutawassit.
Salha Obeaid is an Emirati writer who has written several short story collections as well as the novel Maybe It’s a Joke. Her most recent book, Circle of Spices was released in 2022. She is also the Emirates Copyright Management Association’s treasurer.