MUSLIM AMERICAN WRITERS AT HOME
RELEASE DATE: March 1st 2021
Muslim American Writers At Home is an anthology comprised of stories, essays, and poems about identity, diversity, and belonging from North American writers who self-identify as Muslim. Edited by Valerie Behiery, Kitty Costello, and Hanan Hazime, this timely collection allows us to hear firsthand the amazingly diverse voices of North American Muslim writers speaking for themselves. Stereotypes are overturned on every page. Shaped by an impressive interweave of cultures, languages and ethnicities, these writers reflect on what it means to find home—especially when prejudices and distortions abound—and how powerful it can be to feel heard, recognized, welcomed. They share their family lore, spiritual journeys, childhood dreams, memories of homes they left. They offer prayers for our world. They show us how astonishingly vast and varied Muslim American identity and experiences really are—from Miꞌkmaq Muslims to Muslims whose ancestors came on the Mayflower; from Indian-Americans to Tunisian-Canadians to Puerto Ricans to Palestinians to Irish-American Muslims inspired to convert by reading Malcolm X, and more. In this chorus of unique voices, there is a unity—whether Muslim-born or a convert, immigrant or North-America-born, a seasoned elder or a budding young poet, each writer invites us to fall in love with their humanity.
You can read more about the book and pre-order a copy from the publisher here: http://freedomvoices.org/new/Muslim-American-Writers-at-Home
You can also pre-order copies from your local bookstore (if available): https://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder
Or from Amazon:
Saturday, April 17, 12 noon to 1:15 pm (Pacific Time), author reading hosted by the editors
You can watch a YouTube interview/reading with one of our editors and contributing authors here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6V-vkqPImo&feature=youtu.be
Muslim American Writers at home available for purchase through the publisher freedomvoices.org and other online book vendors, or request it through your local library or independent bookseller.
Here is the link to the book’s website for more information.https://muslimamericanwritersathome.wordpress.com/
Blessings to all,from the editors of Muslim American Writers at Home