Code Name: Butterfly by Ahlam Bsharat

Code Name: Butterfly

byAhlam Bsharat, Nancy Roberts

Kobo ebook | September 21, 2016

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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?

A well-written and thoughtful attempt to tease out the complex inner life of a Palestinian girl as she interacts with her family and friends within the context of military occupation and economic exploitation. The narrative moves smoothly and the translation is able to catch the psychological nuance of the original beautifully. Highly recommended not just for teenagers and young adults but for readers of all ages for a glimpse of everyday existence in Occupied Palestine.
Title:Code Name: ButterflyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 21, 2016Publisher:Neem Tree Press LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911107038

ISBN - 13:9781911107033

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