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Book Discussion: 'Halal If You Hear Me'

Join contributing writers Kazim Ali, Mahin Ibrahim, Blair Imani, and Randa Jarrar for a book discussion of “Halal If You Hear Me,” a new anthology of writings by Muslim writers from all walks of life including women, queer, nonbinary, and transgender authors.

Edited by Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar, the collected poems, essays and other pieces in the work dispel the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim.

The book will be available for signing by the authors and for sale in the Library Shop independent book store at the Central Library.

Central Library: Humanities
Library contact: 619-236-5817

This event is part of the San Diego Public Library’s programming for this year’s One Book, One San Diego. The 2019 selections include “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander for young adults, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales for kids, and “Éramos unos niños” by Patti Smith for Spanish-language readers.

“The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic and its repercussions, through a story about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

It won the Stonewall Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was optioned by Amy Poehler for television.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Graphic cover of "Halal If You Hear Me," edited by Fatima...

Above: Graphic cover of "Halal If You Hear Me," edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo. Courtesy of Haymarket Books

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