fatima abdallah, author
African Love, author Fatima Abdallah’s debut novel, is the chilling story of Maryama, a career woman who resides in Amazon Estate, the kind of apartment everyone dreams about—nice streets, serene, neighborhood. That’s what Maryama thought as she settled into life with her new husband, Yusuffa. But, suddenly, she discovers a series of deception. And one June Night, while Yusuffa was away, tragedy begins to destroy Maryama’s happiness and existence. Dazed and stricken with grief, she began to seek ways of un-twisting the events around her. Her only weapon being prayer. Two and half years later, as I began to pick up the pieces of her broken life, Maryama discovers a shocking secret that forces her to doubt everything I thought was true—about her husband,family, friends, and even her marriage. With each stunning revelation, Maryama must ask herself, Do men really know the definition of love?