12 Books Penned by Muslim Authors That You Should Read Next
It’s that time of the year again for us Muslims: Ramadan. But all year round, it’s important to highlight the stories of Muslims written by Muslims. And what I love about books penned by Muslim authors is that it’s never a one-size-fits-all approach, covering the Muslim experience in multiple ways.
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These stories range from romantic relationships and family drama, to facing oppression, Islamophobia, and misogyny. Samira Ahmed’s “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know” tells the story of Khayyam, a French-Indian American Muslim girl and aspiring art historian with a love for philosophy and history, while G. Willow Willson’s “Alif the Unseen” is a more computer-science heavy fantasy novel, combining fantasy, djinns, and coding. But above all, many of these tell the stories of Muslims just existing.
Here are 12 superb novels that celebrate the diversity and experiences of Muslims.