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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

Author(s): Miral al-Tahawy

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 2000s



Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year old son after the painful break-up of her marriage.

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Following the breakdown of her marriage, Egyptian émigrée Hend and her eight-year-old son begin a new life in Brooklyn. An aspiring writer, Hend possesses an acute sensibility, but somehow never quite succeeds in harnessing...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021