The Daughter of Suslov
Habib Abdulrab Sarori
The Daughter of Suslov takes place in the seaport city of Aden, Yemen, spanning from the 1960s until the 21st century. As a young man, the narrator finds himself attracted to the daughter of a high-ranking official in the ruling Marxist party. Years later, he meets her again – only to find that she is now a niqab-wearing Salafist, calling on people to join the Islamist Salafi movement. The novel explores contemporary Yemeni reality against the backdrop of Aden’s history, from the independence of southern Yemen and the subsequent establishment of The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, to the Unification of Yemen in 1990 and the Arab Spring.