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The Politics of Home in ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต with Author Samira Ahmed

February 15, 2021 - 4:30pm

Virtual Event

Moderated by Rashmi Joshi, Associate Director of COSAS, Introduction by Jason Grunebaum, Instructional Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and co-sponsored with the Seminary Co-op, University of Chicago Department of English, University of Chicago Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago Program in Creative Writing, and University of Chicago Spiritual Life.ย 

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp’s Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.ย 

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