Reading progress update: I've read 148 out of 310 pages.

Lyrics Alley - Leila Aboulela

The background to life in Khartoum and Cairo for the MC and her family is wonderfully descriptive and the book is beautifully written.

However, this is not a book for me.

Essentially, the plot hinges on a romance of star-crossed lovers and if it weren't for the author's skill in evoking a sense of time and place, I'm sure that Anti-Romance Kitty would make an appearance.