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Against the loveless world

Abulhawa, Susan2021
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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 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.
Main title:
Against the loveless world / Susan Abulhawa.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury, 2021.
Collation:
256 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2020.
ISBN:
9781526618818 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
BRN:
5052044
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