Book Reviews: While the Sands Whisper by Linda Ruth Horowitzcategories: Book, Bedouin, Taboo Love, Sinai, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural Novel, Sex Trafficking, Nomads, Sinai Desert, Egypt, Photography, Passion, Middle East
Linda Ruth Horowitzabout this book: A story of the Middle East; a unique tale of the Bedouin of Sinai. And it is a story of a highly taboo love affair.
Through the impersonal eye of her camera, the Israeli photographer, Ayishah, enters the intimate world of the Bedouin. She is free to enter their tents; to come into the locked world of the women. She is permitted into the private circles of the men. Her innocence draws her into a passionate relationship with her Bedouin guide, Hakim, and into the highly-guarded secrets of their underworld Mafia.
'While the Sands Whisper' exposes the unexplored facts of sex trafficking and drug smuggling through Egypt's Sinai Desert. At the same time, Ayishah's story reveals the poetic wisdom of a magnificent culture and a struggling Nomadic society.
"For God's sake. Egypt is not my country! I am a Jewish princess in Arabia, an Israeli living in a dream world."
Five Star Reviews on Amazon:
• "... A masterpiece of honest work."
• "... Page after page, this book fascinates me!"
• "... The love, the emotions, mystery and magic of this book are unique!
• "... A woman who finds love, danger & her own identity in the Sinai Peninsula. A fascinating read."
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while the sands whisperThis is a beautiful book. It takes more than a woman's courage to leave behind all she knows and loves. As you read on you cannot help but feel Ayishahs abandonment which leads her to the desert and the Sinai mountains. A place so beautiful you could weep with the joy of it. As you read on the Sinai casts its spell of resilience courage. The desert winds sweeps away Ayishas Demons her camera begins to capture the people she has come to love. Ayisha cannot live this life and emerge unchanged. This is a great read Sinai stirs the heart long after Ayishas and Hakims footprints are swept away. A great read highly recommend it you will read this more than once. [by Julie Bevan]
Extraordinary whisperingA beautifully written book thoughout, not only inviting, but truly submitting you to the Beduin life and spirit. Through written images, wise words and uncountable impacting situations, the book transmits an inviting glance, not only of the Beduin experience, but on you life itself. It enriches you as a person and opens your eyes to yet another one of the worlds beautiful corners through the eyes of a extraordinary writer. [by Oscar Otto Sanz]
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