What Have You Left Behind?
Bushra al-Maqtari (translator Sawad Hussain), Fitzcarraldo Editions, £12.99
The conflict in Yemen, when mentioned at all, is often described as the ‘forgotten’ war. It is taking place in a remote, largely unknown country and lacks features that would attract western attention. The country has few hydro-carbon resources, and few Yemenis appear in the large numbers of refugees heading to Europe. The influence of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – the main external states involved – discourages public attention.