Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fourteen notable novels about Muslim life

At BuzzFeed, Ahmed Ali Akbar tagged 14 novels about Muslim life that open up worlds for their audiences, including:
A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar — Kuwait, Egypt, and Texas

What it’s all about: Growing up in a turbulent but loving household during the First Gulf War.

Why you should read it: The frank discussion of sex and masturbation in an Arab household will have you crying with laughter.
Read about another novel on the list.

My Book, The Movie: A Map of Home.

--Marshal Zeringue