Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metre of cinder block, devoid of time, refusing to share her story. Many in the world call Nahr a terrorist or a whore; and just as many call her a revolutionary, or a hero. But the truth is more complicated than that. Her pregnant mother fled Israel's invasion of her home in Palestine. She was a girl who learned early and painfully, that when you are a refugee, love is a kind of desperation. She was a woman who went to Palestine in the wrong shoes and found there what she had always lacked in a battered beauty parlour: books, friends, politics - and a fighter named Bilal. Nahr tells her and Bilal's story, not knowing whether Bilal is still alive.
Against the Loveless World