Jamal Joubran  |  The AFAC Novel Writing Program  |  2016  |  Yemen
Hélène comes to Sana'a in order to save her family residing in Eritrea. Her story is told as seen in the eyes of a man who was born in raised in that part of the country, where agony brought people together closer than joy. Hélène who’s now in a place new to her, never knew her beauty would cost her so much, for in a place where people are not familiar with such beauty nor how to handle it, beauty was a curse.