Highlights Pioneering work by the Arab world’s bestselling female author Will have an immediate appeal to all English-speaking women of Arab origin as well as romantics everywhere Already a bestseller in the Arab world The Art of Forgetting is an elegant and warm-hearted meditation on love, damage, survival and restoration from an exhilarating stylist. As the title suggests, The Art of Forgetting offers women advice on how to move beyond the destructive men in their lives and onto a better and more fulfilling existence. Full of wit and warmth, from an author who speaks from her heart and head at one and the same time Ahlam Mosteghanemi Algerian novelist and poet Ahlam Mosteghanemi is the best-selling female author in the Arab world. Her first novel, Memory in the Flesh (Zakirat al Jassad) (1993) was translated into English in 2000 after winning the 1998 Naguib Mahfouz Prize. In 2006, Forbes magazine identified her as the most successful Arabic writer of her time. She lives in Beirut.