Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

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Award-winning novelist Randa Jarrar's new story collection moves seamlessly between realism and fable, history and the present, capturing the lives of Muslim women and men across myriad geographies and circumstances. With acerbic wit, deep tenderness, and boundless imagination, Jarrar brings to life a memorable cast of characters, many of them "accidental transients"?a term for migratory birds who have gone astray?seeking their circuitous routes back home. Fierce and feeling,Him, Me, Muhammad Ali is a testament to survival in the face of love, loss, and displacement.

Randa Jarraris the author of a highly successful novel,A Map of Home, which received an Arab-American Book Award and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by theBarnes & Noble Review. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, and moved to the United States after the first Gulf War. Her work has appeared in theNew York Times Magazine, theUtne Reader, Salon.com,Guernica, theRumpus, theOxford American,Ploughshares, and more. She blogs for Salon, and lives in California.


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