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Hello everyone!! Today I am part of the blog tour for We Hunt The Flame* by Hafsah Faizal, which just came out today! Now, being Arab, this book means so much to me, more than I could ever put into words. Something else that means a ton to me as an Arab person is Arabic music; it’s a way to connect with other Arab people, learn more Arabic, connect with my culture, and have fun. Thus, I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about my favourite Arabic songs! Before I get into my playlist, though, I thought I’d share the synopsis with you via Goodreads:
People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.
Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.
War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.
Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.
And now for my top ten favourite Arabic songs (in no particular order)….
- Alby Etmannah – Amr Diab
- Ah Wa Nos – Nancy Ajram
- Sheikh el Shabab – Nancy Ajram
- Shakhbat Shakhabit – Nancy Ajram
- Wayah – Amr Diab
- Shik Shak Shok – Hassan Abou Seoud (an absolute classic)
- Ya Nour el Ein – Massari, Maya Diab, and, French Montana (which is a cover/remix of Amr Diab’s Nour el Ain)
- Yalla Habibi (Summer Hit) – Ragheb Alama, Seyi Shay, and, Costi
- Waynak – Abeer Nehme
- Dammi Falasitini – Mohammad Assaf
And that’s all! Can you tell I really like Nancy Ajram and Amr Diab songs lollllll Anyways, I copied the links of each song on Spotify so feel free to click on it to listen! Now, how excited are you to read We Hunt The Flame*? Also, thoughts on the playlist?? I’d love to know your thoughts on the songs when you listen to them! Let me know in the comments below! Thank you to Shivani from Macmillan for organizing this blog tour! Thanks, have a great day/night and tata for now!!
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