Run Away to Nowhere

Run Away to Nowhere

by Qasham Balata

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Overview

Run Away to Nowhere is the story of Nareen and Karwan, who
have fallen in love with each other in a very strict society. As students at the local university, their story crosses the path of the first Gulf War. Events transpire and Nareen is separated from
her family; she finds herself wandering the snowy mountains of
Kurdistan, accompanied by her six-year-old brother.

When she finally arrives at the refugee camp, she meets and
befriends a female American journalist who will do her best to
get her information about her lover, also lost in the ordeal of the
massive evacuation of Kurds from their towns in northern Iraq.

It is a love story in a land stripped of its very humanity. It is a story about a culture that is by and large unknown to the rest of the world. This is your gateway to the Muslim world, to Kurdistan, to Iraq, and to the heart of where civilization and humanity first met.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013608351
Publisher: American Book Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 318 KB

About the Author

Qasham Balata is a Kurdish American, who was born in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq in 1968. She has a B.A in translation from Mosul University and an M.Ed from Cambridge College. Runaway to Nowhere is her first novel. She lives with her husband and her two kids in Boston.

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