Happy 4th Birthday to my scrumptious niece Jude who never looks at the camera💕
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Huge thanks to @unsweetenedandunfiltered for having me on their podcast to talk about my debut novel, #AWomanIsNoMan , particularly my decision to use this book to start a conversation about the dark aspects of Arab culture, which include gender roles, double standards, domestic abuse, mental illness, and more. Of course, it’s important to note that I am not a representative of all Palestinian Muslims, and that the story I tell in #AWomanIsNoMan is of ONE Palestinian family, and not a representation of all Palestinian families, which was a very hard line to walk since we don’t have many stories to color our narrative; nonetheless, it was important for me to tell this particular story for the sake of the women who do suffer these injustices. Head to @unsweetenedandunfiltered to listen!
Thank you to @greenlightbklyn for making #AWomanIsNoMan ’s book launch so special, and thank you to the poetic @hala.n.alyan, fellow Palestinian author of SALT HOUSES and THE TWENTY-NINTH YEAR, for having me in conversation with her and helping me feel at ease. •
I’m so grateful for all the readers who came out to support me, old friends and new ones, as well as my 4th grade English teacher Faten (who made me cry even though I tried my best not to)—and of course, thanks to everyone at @harperbooks for coming out to celebrate with me, including my dream-team @Erin_wicks, @yoonmi17, and the baddest agent in the game, @jlkardon.
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Can’t wait to see my NYC readers Tuesday March 12th at 7:30 p.m in @greenlightbklyn, where I’ll be in conversation with the lovely @hala.n.alyan, author of SALT HOUSES and THE TWENTY NINTH YEAR. Come say hello! #awomanisnoman
#AWomanIsNoMan hits the shelves tomorrow and I’m so nervous and excited for everything to come! Huge thanks and all my love to my queens @jlkardon and @erin_wicks, my wonderful marketing director @yoonmi17, my amazing publicist Jane Beirn, and the ENTIRE @harperbooks family. Love you all. And to my readers, thank you for flipping the pages. ✨