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by Siba al-Harez

A nameless young university student in Saudi Arabia has no contact with men outside her family, so when the charming Dai seduces her, her feelings of guilt are overwhelmed by the need for intimacy. Her girlfriend Dai introduces her to a secret world of lesbian parties and love affairs, and it’s here that she meets Darin and falls in love for the first time. But Darin eventually gives in to family pressure and marries. Bereft, she begins dating men online and agrees to meet a young man called Omar in Lebanon. A truly explosive portrayal of life for a young lesbian in Saudi Arabia.