Salha Al Busaidy: The End of Summer
Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 14:30-15:30
Session No: 287
Twenty-two-year-old Summer is a force to be reckoned with. She is funny, stubborn, clever and very opinionated on life as a millennial Muslim woman. The only problem is that she is dead. With no way back to her body and no idea how she died.
Join Omani-Zanzibarian author Salha Al Busaidy as she delves into her debut novel End of Summer and cultural clashes of identity, mental health and childhood trauma unraveled through the haunting tale of Summer.
Salha Al Busaidy has been daydreaming, performing, and creating songs, plays and stories since she was a child. As an adult, armed with a seemingly redundant degree in languages, she founded the successful corporate Million Dollar Band, with whom she travelled the world playing music. Family girl, proud Muslim, crazy cat lady, doting wife, shoe enthusiast and professional rock star, she has now added author with her first novel, The End of Summer. Having lived in Bahrain, London, Germany, L.A., Muscat, Beirut, Dubai, she has finally settled (for now) with her amazing husband and two rescue cats in Zanzibar.
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