In his book “The Broken Wings,” Kahlil Gibran describes how a young man named Gibran falls in love with Selma Karamy, a woman who is already engaged to another man. The book, which takes place in early 20th-century Beirut, examines issues of love, desire, and the limitations imposed by society standards and expectations. Cultural and religious boundaries, as well as the expectations of their families and communities, complicate the love story of Gibran and Selma. Gibran explores the intricacies of interpersonal relationships and the capacity of love to break down social barriers through his descriptive and lyrical prose. This work of Arabic literature is a classic and a tribute to Gibran’s literary talent.
This is the exquisitely tender story of love that beats desperately against the taboos of Oriental tradition. With great sensitivity, Gibran describes his passion as a youth for Selma Karamy, the girl of Beirut who first unfolded to him the secrets of love. But it is a love that is doomed by a social convention which forces Selma into marriage with another man. Portraying the happiness and infinite sorrow of his relationship with Selma, Gibran at the same time probes the spiritual meaning of human existence with profound compassion. **Lightning Print On Demand Title