City of Logan residents can participate in the unveiling of a new Australian literary offering.

Author Deborah Rodriguez will launch her latest novel The Moroccan Daughter in
conversation with Sunday Mail columnist Frances Whiting.

This free online event can be viewed any time after 7pm on Thursday, February 25.
It can be accessed via Logan Libraries at

The author talk is being presented in partnership with Penguin Australia and
Queensland public libraries including City of Logan libraries.

The Moroccan Daughter is a modern story of forbidden love set in North Africa.
Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s

The time has come for her to confront her strict, traditionalist father with the secret
she has kept for more than a year – her American husband Max.

Amina’s best friend, Charlie, and Charlie’s feisty grandmother, Bea, have come along
for moral support and there is also Samira, the Bennises’ devoted housekeeper for
many decades.

The four women are soon caught in a web of lies, clandestine deals and shocking
confessions as things begin to unravel.

Ms Rodriquez, who is now based in Mexico, is the author of bestsellers including The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The Zanzibar Wife and Island on the Edge of the World.

She has also written two memoirs: The Kabul Beauty School about her life in
Afghanistan and The House on Carnaval Street on her experiences following her
return to North and Central America.