Troubador The Songbirds

Released: 27/03/2020

eISBN: 9781838595616

Format: eBook

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The Songbirds

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Amidst poetry and the innocence of youth, the love story of Kasim and Sumera sprouts in the romantic settings of Bada Ghar, the mystical house of a long-gone but not forgotten poet, Bulbul Baba, their mutual ancestor. To carve a better future for Sumera and himself, Kasim migrates West. But, once there, an increasingly westernised Kasim begins to see his for love for Sumera as taboo. So, instead, he tries to find fulfilment in London, forcefully burying his love.

However, with time, Kasim realises that the West doesn’t have the answers he is looking for and his yearning for Sumera returns, becoming stronger than ever, but a huge barrier now stands between them. Not only that, but time could also be running out because, back home, Sumera has gone on to become a fiery blogger over controversial issues, earning herself many enemies, possibly one too many.

The Songbirds is a literary tale that goes to the heart of what’s ailing today’s world and tries to find the answers to our most pressing questions.

“A meditation on love’s complicated intimacies...A stunning literary tale!”

To the free bird in all of us...

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 Alif

I write because silence is not an option; my writing is hard-hitting. At the same time, my novels brim with hope in addition to having a riveting plot. My debut novel, which was published by a boutique publisher in Europe some years ago, was seen to be refreshing. I wrote my new novel 'Guns and Saffron' under a pen name only because I went through a lot of change in my life and for now prefer some anonymity. I hope you enjoy reading my new novel.


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