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Episode 83 in English: Stories with Feelings

On this episode, we (Aminah Mae Safi and Alia) talked about the importance of seeing oneself in fiction, with an especially specific importance when it comes to people at a formative age.  Aminah, author of the young adult fiction books Not The Girls You’re Looking For and Tell Me How You Really Feel, is helping make that happen.  Both of us are mixed (with one Arab parent), and Aminah brings that needed representation into her writing.  There are also Muslim characters, and that’s something so beautiful to see as well.  The queer romance in Tell Me How You Really Feel is also incredibly refreshing.  This was a cathartic and affirming conversation, and many of the listeners will identify with the points we touched on.  Please read Aminah’s writing and share it with the young readers you love!

Follow Aminah on the socials:
Instagram: aminahmae
Twitter: aminahmae
Facebook: Aminah Mae Safi

Visit Aminah’s website here: http://www.aminahmae.com/

 

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Episode 75: Correspondents


We got to talk to Tim Murphy, author of the novels Correspondents & Christodora!  This episode focuses on his latest novel (Correspondents).  The book is incredible and we recommend it to everyone.  Elements of the novel’s plot include the US invasion of Iraq, migration, and blended families (in this case, a mixed Irish & Lebanese family in the US).  This is a powerful novel which conveys some of the most complex human feelings that are not often put into words (such as some of the darkest, hard-to-talk-about moral dilemmas).  Enjoy the book and enjoy this wonderful convo!  We think you’ll love Tim’s personality as much as we do once you hear this.

Visit:

https://timmurphynycwriter.com/

Read more about the book & see where you can get your own copy at:

https://groveatlantic.com/book/correspondents/

Find Tim Murphy on Facebook; on Instagram he’s @timmurphynycwriter

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