Ghada Abdel-Aal

September 30th, 2010 in Archive by 0 Comments

NPR’s Deborah Amos recently profiled Egyptian writer Ghada Abdel-Aal, who turned her popular blog, I Want to Get Married, into a best-selling book and sitcom.

She is a fan of the American program Sex and the City,which defined the dilemma for American singletons. Abdul-Aal speaks for a new generation of young, professional Arab women under intense pressure to get married in a conservative Muslim society.

“Some people call my show Sex and the City, but without the sex. It’s just the city,” she says with a hearty laugh.

Listen to the story on NPR.org.

The English translation of her book will be published in the US in October.

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