Brilliant and insightful, Naseem Jamnia’s THE BRUISING OF QILWA entertains with a fascinating and intriguing story

Samuel R. Delany Fellowship recipient Naseem Jamnia’s amazing debut novella THE BRUISING OF QILWA continues to impress as evident by commentary from Kerry McHugh in a Shelf Awareness *STARRED* review, Scrapping and Playing, Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud, and The StoryGraph plus an inclusion in Arvyn Cerézo list for Book Riot 8 Notable Nonbinary SFF Books You Need to Check Out.

Cover for THE BRUISING OF QILWA by Naseem Jamnia
Cover by Elizabeth Story

Naseem Jamnia’s brilliant and insightful novella, THE BRUISING OF QILWA, explores questions of identity and belonging in a nuanced medical mystery.

Shelf Awareness

A fascinating, intriguing, and highly entertaining story that I strongly recommend.

Scrapping and Playing

I bestow on this deeply involving read my most difficult-to-earn accolade: More, please.

Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

The author did a great job telling me about the world without being very obviously infodumping, just by inserting small details and explanations that never disturbed the flow of the story.

The StoryGraph

This novella is timely and relevant as it’s related to the pandemic and the social unrest in the Middle East, where it’s based from.

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