Nila: The Bleeding Garden describes the turbulent journey of an Afghan girl called Nila who suddenly has to escape her homeland during the long Afghan war.
As a child refugee, she experiences the trauma of displacement during which her family struggles to survive and slowly falls apart. This collection describes first hand the loss and dysfunction caused by war and displacement in our times. (From Mawenzi House)
Laila Re is a poet and author based in Toronto. She escaped Kabul as a toddler with her family and emigrated to Canada in 1992, when she was five. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Pieces to Peace, Soul Led and Beauty and Love.