A gifted young storyteller presents an eye-opening, authentic and terrifying tale of illicit love in Saudi Arabia
Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia was born in Eritrea to an Eritrean mother and an Ethiopian father. He spent his early life in a refugee camp in Sudan following the Om Hajar massacre in 1976, and in his early teens he lived and studied in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has lived in London since 1990. The Consequences of Love is his first novel.
"Addonia's beautifully written debut is an affecting, gripping, devastating portrait of the claustrophobic, corrupt and insanely inhuman world of Saudi Arabia" Daily Mail "A love story set in the narrow and sweltering streets of Saudi Arabia... Details of life in Jeddah and the sense of barely contained passion are compelling" Sunday Times "A dark and evocative testament to desire in an inhumane state" Independent "Bittersweet and compelling" -- Joanne Harris "A simple story is elevated by Addonia's mastery of tension" -- Heather McRobie Sunday Telegraph