Reviews: Bahjatt, Yasser

A Jinn Bildungsroman

HWJN — Ibraheem Abbas & Yasser Bahjatt

2013’s HWJN offers a glimpse of contemporary Arabic fantasy in the form of a romance featuring Hawjan son of Meehal al-Fayhee, a love-smitten Jinn obsessed with a Human woman of good character. For various right and good reasons such things are frowned on but this particular example is complicated by certain facts about Hawjan’s family of which the young Jinn is not fully apprised.

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