Our Fear: The story of a forbidden love is the emotional tale of a young Somali man's coming of age and coming to terms with his sexual identity in a country where to be gay is illegal and punishable by death. Abdul finds out quite by accident his attraction to men and must maintain his shameful secret from friends and especially his strict religious father. Ultimately, it becomes too much for young Abdul to hold in, however, coming out brings harsh derision from friends, torture by his own father and a fear for his life. Home life is painfully difficult because his mother is deathly ill and his father is abusive, physically to him and emotionally to his mom. He meets a young American aid worker and, despite his desperate efforts not to, falls in love, further endangering his life. Later, Abdul must decide whether to accept an arranged marriage or be true to himself. Navigating the decisions he makes and steps he takes makes Our Fear impossible to put down.