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Offer: DOWNLOAD FOR FREE: MARWA RAKHA: AUDIO BOOK IN ENGLISH

DOWNLOAD LINK (48 TRACKS)
http://marwarakha.com/?p=1260

Marwa Rakha's first book - The Poison Tree - planted & grown in Egypt - has become Egypt's first literary audio book in English.
Narration: Marwa Rakha.
Volunteering Artists: Amr Khaled - Bad Apple, Juliet Annerino, Lisa Portal .
Photography: Courtesy of Mahmoud Saad. Location: Club Mohamed Ali - Courtesy of Dr. Maged Farag.
Recording: Courtesy of Radio Horytna - www.horytna.net .
Sound Engineering: Mohamed Khaled
Special thanks to Rami Mohsen for the editing, production, and effects

SYNOPSIS

The Poison Tree is not a traditional novel; it combines the techniques of blogging, journal-keeping, and formal writing while retaining one binding thought that keeps the story together; poison is the fertile ground that I, and many others, was born into; a poisoned culture nurtured my roots with suffocating traditions, taboos, and beliefs; poison runs through my stem.

I branched out and my branches carried me far away from the roots and the ground. I questioned the tutoring of my conservative society and green leaves covered my bare branches. My tree bore its fruits; poisoned fruits that were the poison of many who dropped dead next to the solid stubborn tree.

This is a book about love, marriage, divorce, sex, dating, virginity, adult dating, religion, shame, taboos, gender wars and fear that grew and blossomed on my poison tree.

Dedicated to every female trying to break free and to every male who is willing to give her a chance.

IF YOU PREFER A PAPERBACK, YOU CAN BUY IT FROM AMAZON.COM HERE:
http://www.amazon.com/Poison-Tree-Planted-Grown-Egypt/dp/0982080409

DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION FOR FREE
http://marwarakha.com/?p=1284

DOWNLOAD AUDIO VERSION FOR FREE (48 TRACKS)
http://marwarakha.com/?p=1260

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