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Lebanese novelist playwright Hanan Al-Shaykh
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Literary Rebel Hanan Al-Shaykh Thinks Virginity is Overrated

Lebanese novelist and playwright Hanan Al-Shaykh’s work often challenges traditional women’s roles in the Arab world and was initially banned in many Arab countries. Her most recent book, ‘The Occasional Virgin’ is no exception. In her elegant London apartment overlooking Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, Hanan Al-Shaykh sips white tea while…