Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where you can list any kind of top 10 that is related to books, authors, and reading in general.
My topic for this week is a top ten of one of my favourite genres, if you can call it a genre at all: Top Ten Favourite Novels about the Middle East. I use the term Middle East loosely, because when it comes to my favourite novels about the Middle East I also include North Africa and Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak
The Septembers of Shiraz – Dalia Sofer
My Name is Red – Orhan Pamuk
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
The Night of the Mi’raj – Zoë Ferraris
Mornings in Jenin – Susan Abulhawa
The Sultan’s Seal – Jenny White
Born Under A Million Shadows – Andrea Busfield
The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah
What are your favourite Middle Eastern reads?