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April 3, 2014

Author Event in #AthensGA April 5

Love is in the air this spring. In town for one day only, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar of Doha, Qatar will be at Avid Bookshop on Saturday, April 5 at 3:00 pm. She will be talking about life and love in Qatar as well as signing her recently released novel Love Comes Later.

Avid Bookshop is located at 493 Prince Ave. Athens. Join the Facebook event page to get more details.

About the Book:

Shortlisted for the New Talent Award by the Festival of Romance, this contemporary tale about the conflict between love and honor, duty and passion, will keep you turning pages until the very end.

Hind is granted a temporary reprieve from her impending marriage to Abdulla, her cousin. Little does anyone suspect that the presence of Sangita, her Indian roommate, may shake a carefully constructed future. Torn between loyalties to Hind and a growing attraction to Abdulla, Sangita must choose between friendship and a burgeoning love. 

Love Comes LaterA modern quest for the right to pursue love and happiness, even when it comes in an unconventional package, LOVE COMES LATER explores similarities between the South Asian and Arab cultures while exposing how cultural expectations affect both men and women. Identities are tested and boundaries questioned against the shifting backdrops of Doha, Qatar and London, England.

"makes me acutely aware of the intricacies of Arab culture" ~ Angela Amman

"a great mix of emotions with very eloquent writing." ~ Albert

"brilliantly created masterpiece which combined traditions, religion, family topics and last but not least also the complication of love. " ~ Inga

About the Author:

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a writer who has lived in Qatar since 2005. She has a PhD from the University of Florida with a focus on gender and postcolonial theory. Her dissertation project was published as Haram in the Harem (Peter Lang, 2009) a literary analysis of the works of three Muslim women authors in India, Algeria, and Pakistan. She is the creator and co-editor of five books in the Qatar Narratives series, as well as the Qatari Voices anthology which features essays by Qataris on modern life in Doha (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2010). Her research has been published in numerous journals and anthologies.

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