A young woman sees herself in the unfinished manuscript she is reading. It is about a woman dominated by fear. A second novel by Syrian writer, Dima Wannous, who was named one of the most talented 39 writers under the age of 40 by the Beirut39 project.
A young girl is taken to London for a medical procedure, but then is unable to return to her home in Gaza because of the Nakba. Renamed Christina, she is raised and educated in London. When her adoptive father dies, his sisters send her back to Gaza to fend for herself and find her family.
A family is evicted from their house and land by Israeli settlers. Years later, the adult grandson tries to return to the village to visit the old house, but is refused entry by the current resident. A fight ensues, someone dies, and the grandson relives his life in memories from a prison cell. The second novel by Palestinian...
During the Algerian revolution, a family is forced, along with the whole village, to flee to the Moroccan border. The political upheaval forces a grandfather, father, and son to take different ideological paths that ultimately intersect after the country achieves independence. By Algerian novelist and former director of Algeria's National...
Khamila is modern and wealthy, and has just returned to her hometown with a college education. Suddenly, seemingly overnight, the town is overrun by a group that has declared war on its inhabitants. Women become objects (flowers) of pleasure to be consumed at will by the leaders of the religious revolution (fire).
Now a major motion picture, this is the story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with severe facial abnormalities. Though not expected to survive, he does, and goes from being home-schooled to finally entering fifth grade at a private school. There he learns to endure the taunts, bullying and fear of his classmates.