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Description - The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya Basil

Two lives, two loves, two faiths Lina Mayur has always been the apple of her father s strict Muslim eye. When she meets Anil, a wealthy, refined and highly artistic student of architecture from Kenya s Asian community, the intensity of her feelings for someone so opposite takes her by surprise. She is political and he is not; she is of modest background and he is not; she is a Muslim and he is not While Lina s parents still dream of a suitable boy for their eldest daughter, Lina engages in an intricate game of deceit to keep hidden her blossoming relationship. When Imam, Lina s mother, chances upon a suitcase of their romantic letters, a moral chasm as big as the African continent she is determined to save begins to carve open her heart. .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552773850
ISBN-10: 0552773859
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 31mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Priya Basil

Priya Basil was born in London and grew up in Kenya. She now lives in London and Berlin. Her first novel, Ishq and Mushq, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Priya's novella, Strangers on the 16-02, was one of the annual ten Quick Reads published in February 2011. In 2010 Priya co-founded Authors for Peace - a platform from which writers can actively use literature in different ways to promote peace. Please visit her website-

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