A group of disparate individuals, amongst whom two Palestinian adolescents who have lost their legs in Israeli bomb strikes, are preparing to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. They have nothing - and everything - in common. Hailing from Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and America, the characters test the limits of their physical and emotional strengths to prove to themselves that they can transcend their strife-ridden histories and accomplish the unexpected. Nasrallah's work is a page-turning, nail-biting tale of adventure, as well as ode to the resilience of the human spirit.
Born in a refugee camp in Jordan, Ibrahim Nasrallah is a Jordanian-Palestinian poet, novelist, painter and photographer. He has won a number of awards for his works including the Jerusalem Prize for Culture and Creativity and the Sultan Bin Al Owais Prize. His 2014 trip summiting Mount Kilimanjaro was the first to include participation of an Arab author and was in support of charity work for Palestinian and Arab children in need of medical care. Nancy Roberts is a prize-winning translator with experience in the areas of modern Arabic literature, current events, Christian-Muslim relations and Islamic thought, history and law. She lives in Amman, Jordan with her husband and two daughters.