"There is a new generation of novelists that uses a new language, simple and direct, in dealing with subjects that were not evoked in the past, like the right of a woman to be in love or to work," said female Saudi writer Badriya al-Bishr.
"The novel has become a way out. It expresses what one dares not say, and breaks taboos," said the writer whose latest novel, "The Swing," narrates the stories of three Saudi women experiencing freedom in Europe.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
New generation of Saudi novelists breaks taboos