Book Review: Bar6aman el Nuttella by Fatima Al-Owwa

By | May 9, 2012

While I was browsing jarir shelves looking for whatever book I can buy here I was pulled by the name of this book, The Nuttella Jar! Now who wouldn’t want to read about something with a Nuttella jar? The book however looked so tiny and it was a collection of short stories so I thought it might not worth buying. I put the picture in Instagram and asked whether I should buy it or not.

I did, and I’m glad I did. You see short stories are an art and not every writer can pack an entire story in a few pages where the message is loud and clear! The book has 12 stories, all about poor crushed housemaid in a certain moment during their lives. The one with the Nuttella jar was actually so good, the description so accurate it makes you understand why the thing is so universal.

My personal favorite was the one with the little girl working as a housemaid who really believed the rats could grant her a wish, Cinderella style, after being allowed to watch the Cinderella movie in Dinsey channel.

The writing is light and flowey, in a mix of Arabic and Egyptian dialect, and I found myself laughing outloud with every other page. I truly enjoyed this book. The one downside is that it has only 12 stories and I wanted to read more!!! I would recommend it for a quick light read, especially during bedtime when you cannot afford to read too much or you will be late for work the next morning, then this is the book for you.

2 Responses to “Book Review: Bar6aman el Nuttella by Fatima Al-Owwa”

  1. SiLeNTGRL says:

    دام يضحك بروح اقراه من زمان ماقريت قصص تضحك