Lala Rosa Girls
Najoua Martin, author
Lala Rosa is a lively hair salon in urban Rotterdam. Amidst the chaos of fuming hairdryers, loud music and endless cups of coffee, Souad and Layla expertly wield their scissors. Hatim, the charming owner of the place, comes and goes as he pleases. Other men are not allowed in the salon, except as a topic for gossip. At Lala Rosa, women are able to reveal their true selves and cut loose. One day Hatim introduces the girls to F’dila, their new colleague. She has come to Rotterdam with the same desires as many: dreams of romance and money. Souad and Layla don’t realize how far F’dila will go to get exactly what she wants. To secure their own future, the girls must go beyond what they thought possible. Lala Rosa Girls is as hilarious and fun as it is dark and moving. Underneath the desperate measures the young women resort to, is a deep rooted need to establish their own place in the world and to be accepted for who they are. Their struggle is one that many readers, in many different environments, will be able to relate to.