By Bsharat, AhlamTranslated by Roberts, Nancy
With irony and poignant teenage idealism, Butterfly draws us into her world of adult hypocrisy, sibling rivalries, girlfriends' power plays, unrequited love...not to mention the political tension of life under occupation. As she observes her fragile environment with all its confl...icts, Butterfly is compelled to question everything around her. Is her father a collaborator for the occupiers? Will Nizar ever give her the sign she's waiting for? How will her friendship with the activist Mays and the airhead Haya survive the unpredictable storms ahead? And why is 'honour' such a dangerous word, anyway?Read more
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Ahlam Bsharat grew up in Tammun in Palestine and now lives in Ramallah. Following a Master's Degree in Arabic, she worked as a teacher for several years. An award-winning author of poetry, picture books, short stories, novels, memoirs, and TV and radio scripts, she also works for the Ministry of Culture in Ramallah. Her literary craft has taken her to Belgium and France, where she was artist in residence. Nancy Roberts is an Arabic-to-English literary translator whose translations include Salwa Bakr's The Man From Bashmour, for which she received a commendation in the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Translation, Ezzat El Kamhawi's prize-winning House of the Wolf, Laila Aljohani's Days of Ignorance and Ahlem Mosteghanemi's The Dust of Promises and Chaos of the Sses.
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