Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
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Sweetness in the Belly
By Camilla Gibb

Sweetness in the Belly

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Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

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Like Brick Lane and The Kite Runner , Camilla Gibb's widely praised new novel is a poignant and intensely atmospheric look beyond the stereotypes of Islam. After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur'an to children and falls in love with an idealistic doctor. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can't escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143038726
ISBN-10: 0143038729
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 131mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Group(CA)
Publisher: Penguin Group(CA)
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb Beauty of Humanity Movement, Paperback (March 2011)

Tu' is a young tour guide working in Hanoi. As he leads bands of Westerners on 'war tours' through the scarred landscape, he wonders what it is his clients see - and what they miss entirely. Maggie is Vietnamese by birth but has lived most of her life in the US. Witness to both their stories, Old Man Hung has found a way to provide hope.

Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb Sweetness in the Belly, Paperback (February 2007)

In Thatcher's London, Lilly, a white Muslim nurse, struggles in a state of invisible exile. As Ethiopian refugees gradually fill the flats of the housing estate where she lives, Lilly tentatively begins to share with them her longing for the home she herself once had in Africa and her heartbreaking search for her missing lover.

Mouthing the Words by Camilla Gibb Mouthing the Words, Paperback (February 2002)

This is the story of Thelma, from childhood to adulthood, and her return to England from Canada to study law at Oxford. Through sexual abuse, anorexia and borderline multiple personality disorder, Thelma retains her spirit, wit and imagination.

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Author Biography - Camilla Gibb

Camilla Gibb was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Oxford University for which she conducted fieldwork in Ethiopia. Her two previous novels, Mouthing the Words, winner of the City of Toronto Book Award in 2000, and The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life, have been published in eighteen countries and translated into fourteen languages, receiving rave reviews all around the world. She is one of twenty-one writers on the Orange Futures List a list of young writers to watch, compiled by the jury of the prestigious Orange Prize. Camilla lives in Toronto, where she serves as vice president of PEN Canada and is currently writerin-residence at the University of Toronto."

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