The JCB Prize for Literature for the year 2018 has been awarded to Jasmine Days, a novel written by Benyamin. The novel by Benyamin is a drama set in the unnamed Middle-East country in which a woman is at the centre. The author originally writes in Malayalam and the novel has been translated into English by Shahnaz Habib.
Jasmine Days has outshined other 4 novels which were listed on the shortlist for the inaugural edition of the prestigious literary award. Jasmine Days was first published in the year 2014 in Malayalam. The author has been in the literary limelight for quite some time now and he has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in the year 2009. He has also been shortlisted for various other literary awards in the past – Man Asia Literary award and also the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
‘Jasmine Days’ is focused on the life of a woman named Sameera Parvin. She is originally from Pakistan and she moves to an unnamed country in the Middle East to find a happy and thriving life. However, when things turn, she is forced to make many decisions which are way difficult for her… she remains with very few choices and the tough ones, too!
The novel will be liked and appreciated by the readers who love reading novel with serious themes and substance. The youths who like to read fast and thrilling novels might not find it ideal for their taste. The novel has 280 pages and it is available on various online stores and bookstores near you. You can get a copy of this award-winning fiction by clicking the link to Amazon India below:
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Awards Desk, Literature News