Rabeea Saleem

FICTION: A LIFE LIVED IN RETROSPECT

Deborah Levy’s eighth and most complex novel, longlisted for the Booker Prize, provides a timely lesson in history and Published Oct 27, 2019 07:04am

FICTION: PARTITION AND PROPHECY

An earnest debut that juxtaposes a family saga with the zeitgeist of pre- and post-Partition turmoil is richly detailed Published Sep 01, 2019 07:27am

FICTION: WOMEN ON THE VERGE

A translation of a French novel tells the tale of three characters separated by geography and social circumstances, Published Jul 07, 2019 07:24am

FICTION: THE DOG THAT HATED ME

A coming-of-age story about a boy looking for a dog that bit his finger off in his ancestral Afghan village marks an Published Apr 07, 2019 07:15am

FICTION: SINISTER SISTERS

A morbidly funny modern noir combines family saga, quirky crime thriller and dark comedy, but is also a sharply incisive Published Feb 24, 2019 09:23am

FICTION: A CITY DIVIDED

Racial tensions and citywide riots make a tinderbox of a London council estate in this searing debut novel Published Jul 22, 2018 07:59am

FICTION: A TOUCH OF MADNESS

A novel that deftly combines the daunting reality of day-to-day life in a war-torn city with a hint of self-deprecating Published Jun 15, 2018 07:05am

FICTION: SCANDINAVIAN DYSTOPIA

An inventive near-future locked-room mystery that falls slightly short of its fascinating potential Published Jan 28, 2018 07:32am

FICTION: ANTS AND AVARICE

A compact, multi-layered portrait of family conflict and the insecurities of bourgeois life Updated Aug 01, 2017 12:20pm

Of circularity and collision

A dynamic novel about causality, with a reclusive protagonist standing in as the linchpin of Angola’s revolution Published Jan 01, 2017 10:43am

Ghosts of the past

A novel with a mystery at its centre, expounding on the nature of revenge and redemption Published Oct 23, 2016 07:42am

The story of me and you

A psychological thriller about twins which falters due to sketchy characterisation and an overly-elaborate plot Updated Sep 25, 2016 07:42am

Downward Spiral

A promising debut novel, providing incisive psychological insight on abuse Published Aug 14, 2016 08:10am