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RANDA JARRAR

A Map of Home (Other Press)
An irreverent yet poignant tale about emigration, sexual awakening, and about Arab culture as we don't know it.
Publishers Weekly: (Starred Review)

"Jarrar's sparkling debut about an audacious Muslim girl growing up in Kuwait, Egypt and Texas is intimate, perceptive and very, very funny. ... Jarrar explores familiar adolescent ground-stifling parental expectations, precarious friendships, sensuality and first love-but her exhilarating voice and flawless timing make this a standout."
"Jazzy, and vastly intelligent and fun. Jarrar is a wonderworker with delectable details and sweet swerves of surprise."
--Naomi Shihab Nye
Jarrar is an award-winning writer and translator, and contributes to the feminist quarterly Make/Shift. She grew up in Kuwait and moved to the U.S. after the first Gulf War.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:30pm
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