Nada is no stranger to protest. She is five years old when her French mother takes her to visit her Egyptian father, a political activist with a passing resemblance to President Nasser, in prison. When he returns home a changed man five years later, their little family begins to fracture, and eventually Nada's mother moves back to Paris. Through her teenage years Nada is surrounded by the language of protest-"anarchism," "Trotskyism," communism"-and, one summer in Paris, she discovers the '68 movement and her first love. ...

Blue Lorries 2014, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, Doha

ISBN-13: 9789992194485