Nizam, a crippled Afghani woman, arrives at an American military base looking
for her brother Yusuf’s body, she sets off a chain of events that tests the
convictions of the soldiers.
Akhtar’s first novel, American Dervish, is
a coming-of-age story about a young American Muslim, Hayat Shah, who grows up
in 1980s Milwaukee.
The World We Found is Thrity Umrigar's sixth novel and a rumination on the effects of the '93 Mumbai riots on four friends.
Fifteen-year-old Tina is thrown for a loop when her best friend since kindergarten deserts her and starts hanging out with the popular kids. Alone but defiant, Tina chooses to spend her time on her existentialist diary.
Zahra's Paradise is a fictionalized account about the search for a young university student who fails to come home one night after participating in the 2009 protests in Iran.
Imaginatively illustrated using a mix of paper-cut collages, sketches, portraits and old family photographs, The House Baba Built by Caldecott Medalist Ed Young tells the story of the author's childhood in war-time Shanghai.