Against the Loveless World

Susan Abulhawa

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Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with them.

The world outside calls Nahr a terrorist, and a whore; some might call her a revolutionary, or a hero. But the truth is, Nahr has always been many things, and had many names. She was a girl who learned, early and painfully, that when you are a second class citizen love is a kind of desperation; she learned, above all else, to survive.

She was a girl who went to Palestine in the wrong shoes, and without looking for it found what she had always lacked in the basement of a battered beauty parlour: purpose, politics, friends. She found a dark-eyed man called Bilal, who taught her to resist; who tried to save her when it was already too late. Nahr sits in the Cube, and tells her story to Bilal.

Bilal, who isn't there; Bilal, who may not even be alive, but who is her only reason to get out.

Additional information

Weight 518 g
Dimensions 223 × 144 × 36 mm
Format

Hardback

Published

23-Jul-20

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN

9781526618795

Author

Abulhawa, Susan

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