by Taha, Lilas
‘So it is good to eat bitter almonds because they make the sweet ones taste even better?’
Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos, displaced by violence, and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He only has one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward and gives him hope.
Nadia is maturing into womanhood in a refugee community in Damascus. She tries hard to cope with the tough realities of her world, but she is confronted with a cruel load thrust upon her by a selfish brother. Will she break out of her traditional social mold to create her own destiny?
Moving and compelling, Bitter Almonds is about displacement and exile, family duty and honor, and the universal feelings of love and loss.