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Against the Loveless World

Winner of the Palestine Book Award

EAN:  9781526618818
Publicatiedatum:   05-08-2021
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal bladzijden:  384

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'A thrilling, defiant novel' FATIMA BHUTTO 'A masterpiece' MARC LAMONT HILL 'Wonderful ... Shines a ray of hope into some very dark places' MICHAEL PALIN 'A fearless work of imagination' AHDAF SOUEIF Winner of the Palestine Book Award 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.

    EAN: 9781526618818
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Van Ditmar Boekenimport B.V.
    Publicatiedatum:   05-08-2021
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 129 mm
    Breedte: 198 mm
    Dikte: 24 mm
    Gewicht: 261 gr
    Voorraad:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 384