Each evening, nestled in Berlin's Treptower Park, the immigrant circus comes to life.
"A provocative, heartfelt journey from the first page to the striking conclusion." ~ Alyssa Elmore, from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
When Yusuf fled Syria, he lost everything. Now the circus, with its middle-eastern flair, is the only home he knows. When the lights go on, the refugees dazzle their audience, but off-stage tensions flare.
Ellie is passionate about the circus and drawn to its broken people. Even so, if she wants to keep her job at the newspaper, she must head up a campaign against it.
One night, in the midst of a show, two young circus boys come to blows. With the circus at risk of closure, Ellie must convince her readers that we can have compassion for those we fear, or Yusuf will be forced to uproot again.
"Nasser eloquently explores racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia through a narrative that's tender, haunting, and fearless…Hidden Colours is an unforgettable tale of personal trauma and social justice." ~ Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
Evolved Publishing presents a compelling literary tale of the clash of cultures, from award-winning author Nillu Nasser. [DRM-Free]
"Hidden Colours is a must-read for those who enjoy interpersonal drama and are also concerned with the cold, discriminatory hatred that's seeping into our world." ~ K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
"In many ways, there is no better time for the appearance of 'Hidden Colours,' with its themes of intolerance, repression, prejudice, and communities clashing with each other as they assimilate immigrant newcomers. The stage is ripe for this story of different perspectives, desires for safety and community, and the issues posed by immigrants who are viewed as threats, and Nillu Nasser does an exquisite job of reflecting this environment and the social and political forces at work among all groups. ... The result is an engrossing portrait of clashes between cultures, shared bonds and points of contention...." ~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Books by Nillu Nasser:
- "All the Tomorrows"
- "Hidden Colours"
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About the Author
Nillu Nasser is a writer of literary fiction novels. She also blogs, writes short fiction and poetry.
Nillu’s short story “Painted Truths and Prayer Beads” was published in May 2016 in Mosaics 2: A Collection of Independent Women. Another short story, “The Tombstone Man and the Coming of the Tigress,” was published in June 2016 in UnCommon Origins, an anthology of short fiction. In 2017, “Tombstone Man” is scheduled to reappear in UnCommonly Good.
Nillu has a BA in English and German Literature and an MA in European Politics. After graduating, she worked in national and regional politics, but eventually reverted to her first love.
She lives in London with her husband, three children, one angelic cat and one demonic cat, though she secretly yearns for a dog. If you fly into Gatwick and look hard enough, you will see her furiously scribbling in her garden office, where she is working on her next story.