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Nstantly adopted by the local Muslim community With her parents’ health failing and no spousal prospects in sight Adela’s situation looks dire until her uncle arrives from a faraway city bringing with him a cousin and aunt who introduce Adela to the powerful rituals of henna tattooing Suddenly Adela’s eyes are opened to the world and she begins to understand what it means to love another and one’s heritage She is imperiled however when her parents die and a prolonged drought threatens their long established way of life She and her extended family flee to the city of Ade Nomi Eve isn't playing when she composes fiction Henna House is not a tale delivered by the author with a light hand to her readers In another sense this decidedly isn't literary play; I would not describe the form as experimental exploratory or organically tailored to the content in a responsive or flexible way Instead the narrative here is as purposeful in tone and effect as any I can presently recall Eve's narrator's voice has been well honed and strikingly the discourse in this text is never less than unabashedly powerful Throughout the detailed work the reader senses the heart of the matter being directly set forth; nothing is roundabout or obliue let alone trivial In sum this novel delivers exceptional drama without ever struggling with the bounds of good taste or the threat of melodramaThe novel is as rich as it is heavy The plot blends tragedy with the warmth of carefully drawn family relationships and other deep human bonds There is joy and sorrow There is history and culture of Yemeni Jews in the 1920's 30's and 40's to fill a nonfictional account of the same included seamlessly in the story and naturally presented fully to a mostly ignorant readerThis narrator the heroine and her familiar coming of age story in content yet strange in particular detail will stick with this reader for a long time If your reading of this book is anything like mine you will be substantially enriched and deeply satisfied by this book It's something really special in my estimationThis review is long overdue given the tremendous gift of this novel in and of itself let alone in light of Nomi Eve's generous supply of my very own copy of the work which implicitly raises a duty to review honestly when the book is months away from release I am grateful to the author for this opportunity and the experience her art provided me I encourage readers with any interest to read this book ASAP Seriously

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Henna HouseN where Adela encounters old loves discovers her true calling and is ultimately betrayed by the people and customs she once held dearHenna House is an intimate family portrait and a panorama of history From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews to the far ranging devastation of the Holocaust to the birth of the State of Israel Eve offers an unforgettable coming of age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period in the twentieth centuryHenna House is a rich spirited and sensuous tale of love loss betrayal forgiveness and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart This is a beautifully written meticulously researched book At first I thought I was reading about a young girl in Biblical times Yemen The Jews and the Muslims are living side by side with the Muslims ruling and controlling every minute detail of the lives of the Jews The homes clothing living conditions and cultural s are biblical It was uite shocking to realize that the story starts around the 1920's Then I thought about how many people especially girls and women are still living in similar conditions in much of the world and it was not hard to believe that such an almost pre historic existence could exist concurrently with the first trans Atlantic flight of Charles Lindburgh the Baseball career of Babe Ruth etcAll that aside this is a beautiful rich story of a young girl growing up in a small primative village where girls are betrothed as toddlers married as soon as they bleed and live rather bleak lives Jewish children who are orphaned can legally be snatched by The Confiscator a Muslim and then converted to Islam and adopted by Muslim families Adela is the youngest child the only girl with a loving but ailing father a cold harsh mother and older brutish brothers At the age of 5 things are looking dismal as parents cannot find her a husband to be An exotic cousin comes into her life and things change dramatically No plot detailsThe story flows Adela as she grows up learns about being a woman finds love friendship sisterhood heartbreak and discovers the world beyond her tiny village The art of Henna plays a huge role and it is a fascinating one As someone who has had minor hennas applied I found the descriptions of the role henna played in the Yemenite culture so interesting Once again there is this commonality between the Jewish and Muslim faithsThe author has created a website that offers information about Henna etc Nomi Eve has created memorable characters and shone light into a culture and people who were almost destroyed because of Hitler WW2 and the creation of the State of Israel As the Yemini Jews fled to Israel many chose to adopt modern lifestyles and their dress foods and even hennas were pushed aside Happily there is now a resurgence of appreciation for these cultural touchstones and Nomi Eve's novel will help to further encourage and celebrate them

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Henna House Ebook ✓ 320 pages ↠ Reflectionslisburnltd Û An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid twentieth century from the acclaimed author of The Family OrchardIn the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent HennAn evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid twentieth century from the acclaimed author of The Family OrchardIn the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent Henna House is the enthralling story of a woman her family their community and the rituals that bind themNomi Eve’s vivid saga begins in Yemen in 1920 when Adela Damari’s parents desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter After passage of the Orphan’s Decree any unbetrothed Jewish child left orphaned will be i Beautifully written and deeply researched novel set in a Jewish community in Yemen from the early 1900s and to nearly the present day I was captivated by the details of a time and place that I knew nothing about The pace was a bit slower than most books I read but that worked for this tale Really glad that I read it