The Proof of the Honey
A bestseller throughout the Arab world, a tribute to sex, eroticism, language and liberty, The Proof of the Honey is a superb celebration of female pleasure. A Syrian scholar working in Paris is invited to contribute to a conference on the subject of classic erotic literature in Arabic. The... show more
A bestseller throughout the Arab world, a tribute to sex, eroticism, language and liberty, The Proof of the Honey is a superb celebration of female pleasure. A Syrian scholar working in Paris is invited to contribute to a conference on the subject of classic erotic literature in Arabic. The invitation provides occasion for her to evoke memories from her own life, to exult in her personal liberty, her lovers, her desires, and to revisit moments of shared intimacy with other women as they discuss life, love, and sexual desire. Far more than an erotic novel, The Proof of the Honey is a surprising and illuminating voyage into the history of Arabic literature. Borrowing inspiration from The Thousand and One Nights, erudite asides are woven into the fabric of the protagonist's story and the stories of her lovers. Affirming that "Arabic is the language of sex," and making desire the source of her own personal liberty, Al Neimi has written a stirring novel about the place afforded sex in modern Arabic society and its relationship to the long, rich tradition of Arabic erotica.
Publish date: April 28th 2009
Publisher: Europa Editions
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
هذا تأثير الإنترنت و مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي على أذهاننا , يكفي أن تخطر لك فكرة , تكتبها في صفحتك الشخصية , تثمّنها بعدد الـ " لايك " و الـ " ريتويت " ثم تحتفظ بها واخواتها لتؤلف منهنّ كتابا.الكتاب ساقط من جهتين , الأولى أنه بُني على تخاريف محمّد وأتباعه وأفكار تقدّر سماكة الخرا ( والخرا كما تعلمون ...
“Arabic is the language of sex”- Who knew??This book is thin on plot. But does have a couple of thought provoking moments. As for the erotica, well it is pretty tame in my opinion.I think the only real value I found in this book was the alternate portrayal Arabic women- As something more then just r...
I kept thinking, I should reread Abeer's review of this. Then I discovered that it's not (yet) an Abeer book, but an Elizabeth book. Although it addresses sensual pleasures, it seems to me less erotica than about the joys of reading erotica. She demonstrates that sex and literature go well togeth...
Excerpt from Linus's Blanket - The overarching plot here is thin but the novella is very interesting in terms of shedding new light on women’s relationships and sexuality in Arabic culture through women’s personal reflections on their lovers. The vignettes that the women offer here are varied and e...