Growing up in Saudi Arabia as a woman, Layla struggled to develop her own womanhood in a place where her desires must be concealed and regulated. Marriage is essential, and yet her own feelings must be tempered for a successful union that would please her family. Torn between love and disobedience, Layla's youth is filled with the heart-aching trials and tribulations of dating, and her discovery of her own place in society. Now a wife and mother, Layla must balance that struggle in a society everchanging, and opening up to world less burdened by stifling norms.
In the Wake of Change is a complex character study of Layla, whose reminiscence of the stolen freedoms of her youth, illuminate the significance of the freedoms of the present.
ISBN : 978-1-80439-346-8
Pages : 98
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Saja Ibrahim was born in the United States, lived and grew up in Saudi Arabia. Her ancestors are of different origins which leaves her exposed to various cultures and traditions. She has done a bachelors in Marketing and studied yoga practice and philosophy. The first novel she read was picked off her grandmother's bed stand when she was a teenager and she hasn't stopped reading since. She writes today in hope that somewhere in her stories we find a way to leave the world a better place than we received it.