Author Interview: Kelly Ann Jacobson

Please give a warm welcome to today's guest, Kelly Ann Jacobson, author of Cairo in White. 1. Can you tell us a bit about your most recent novel? Cairo in White starts in Cairo in 1986, as Egyptian teen Zahra tries to sneak into her lover’s house and ends up having to make a choice between telling her parents the truth about her female lover or marrying her lover’s brother. The novel then continues as a split narrative between Zahra and her American daughter, Aisha, who visits her grandparents in Egypt for the first time years later. Zahra and Aisha’s lives unfold together as they both grapple with their religious beliefs, social pressures, love, and the search for a place to call home amidst the feminist movement and the Arab…
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