Salaam alaikum all!
I know, I am breaking my strictly-Ramadan theme for the month, but I agreed to take part in a book launch, and it’s happening TODAY!
For my part in the launch, I just got to enjoy reading the book ahead of time, and to share my review with y’all. If you are trying to keep distractions out of your way this Ramadan, I would suggest saving this post and having a read through after Eid, because today’s book up for review is a work of fiction, not necessarily the resources I usually like to share.
Albeit, it is a very relevant piece of fiction.
So, the book I am going to be telling you about today is called Tight Rope by Sahar Abdulaziz. It tells the story of political activist Nour Ibrahim, but also so much more.
The only real concrete details of the setting that we can glean from the book are that it takes place sometime in post-9/11 New York, during the presidential campaign of some unnamed individual. With plenty of talk of Muslim registries, Jewish cemeteries being defaced, rampant racism, and overt sexism, we can all make the leap as to what this resembles. Continue reading “Book Review: Tight Rope”