Syrian Brides: Short Stories by Anna Halabi, Paperback

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In her many stories, Anna expertly manages to convey lessons to the reader, not only about life in Syria but also life in general. I read between one and three stories a day which was just the perfect pace to go. Since I usually don’t pick up short stories, I highly doubted just zooming through them all would benefit my reading experience. As others have said, this is a full length book with a collection of short stories about Syrian Brides. You can read this at your leisure or more likely gobble it up in one sitting. This is a collection of short stories about Syrian women and their relationship with their husbands.

  • My attraction to this book was my Syrian ancestry , and it was a big part of me growing up.
  • On the wedding day, the groom and his family stop at the bride’s home on their way to the wedding hall.
  • Nagwa says “I feel comfortable in the village, but in Syria it was even better among my parents and my family.
  • The first thing you should know about a Syrian girl is that sex before marriage is strictly prohibited.

Morgana testifies “now I feel comfortable, I have children to share with my daily life, especially with my daughters. Yet, although all this, I am still missing my parents, especially the absence of my mother.

I’m always eager to learn more about different cultures, so I decided to check it out for myself. Similarly, the couple’s excited and eligible single friends prick and pinch their knees and toes, believing that soon the universe will bless them with a loving life partner. One might assume that a Syrian marriage is all about age-old tedious rituals, but the reality is a different spectrum. The groom’s friends start the event by gathering at his home and escorting him to the hammam. While the groom takes the last shower as a bachelor, his friends continue to celebrate the final hours of his bachelorhood by singing and dancing. However, the main difference is that the event is for the groom, and it is an actual shower party.

Syrian Brides – Anna Halabi

The author has a dedication to “all the strong Syrian women, enduring battles– at home and at war in their homeland.” Each of the eleven stories is strong, no ‘fillers’ or weaknesses. Naturally, I liked one or two more than the others, but even when I didn’t care for the outcome of a given story, I respected the lesson learned from it. This book created a little buzz a few months back, piquing my curiosity.

Luckily, there are many such sites that offer gifts for a reasonable amount of money. Also, the typical dating site represents a variety of services to prove that you are a wealthy person who is able to take care of her. The first thing you should know about a Syrian girl is that sex before marriage is strictly prohibited. Marriage is treated as a life-long commitment for all ladies from Syria.

A beautiful view into the culture of Syrian women, their lives and relationships.” — L.H. My friend’s mother began married life without friends or family, but made the most of it over the years and has been relatively happy.

Syrian Orthodox Brides

This book contains several stories about Syrian culture; the common thread is marriage .. Either pre-marriage, happy marriage or not-so-happy unions. It is a wonderful insight into a culture which, up until now, I knew nothing about. The gorgeous Syrian woman is one of the most stunning of Arab females and this is not just a stereotype! Syrian brides are mostly recognized by their light skin, luxurious dark hair and deep, dark eyes. Syrian women in larger cities wear Western clothing and nearly always wear high-heeled shoes. Modern Syrian women are more free-minded; they drive, take public transport on their own, go out to eat at restaurants, work, study, etc.

They always had told me that it would be OK and everything would pass, especially when I’ll have my own little children and my own new family to compensate the break-up”. The differences between Druze’s conditions and lifestyle across the two sides of the border―the Syrian side and the Israeli one, are tremendous. Naturally, the Druze women cannot return to Syria, only in case of divorce . The Druze are not allowed to marry spouses out of their community, which is the reason why they are looking for a Druze spouse inside or outside their village. Many young Druze women from the Golan Heights had married Israeli Druze, as well as many Israeli Druze women, who also had married men from the Golan Heights, yet, in smaller percentages.

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