Ismee Alharakee Farasha

Ahlam Bsharat

With irony and poignant teenage idealism, Butterfly draws us into her world of adult hypocrisy, sibling rivalries, girlfriends' power plays, unrequited love.
Date Published :
November 2015
Publisher :
Neem Tree Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911107002
Pages : 97
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
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Overview
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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 conflicts, 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?

Short list for the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature 2013

Short list for The Palestine Book Awards 2017

About The Author
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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.

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