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      SAMIRA AHMED reads from her new novel INTERNMENT with BRANDY COLBERT in Los Angeles

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      March 26, 2019

      Tuesday   7:30 PM

      1818 N Vermont Avenue
      Los Angeles, California 90027

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      SAMIRA AHMED reads from her new novel INTERNMENT with BRANDY COLBERT

      Internment (Little Brown and Company)

      From New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed, this novel forces us to take a long, hard look at how history can repeat itself and how we must not let it. Entertainment Weekly predicts it will be “one of 2019’s most politically urgent reads,” a novel that paints a bleak picture but manages to stay inspiring and hopeful.

      Set in a horrifying “fifteen minutes in the future” United States, spitfire main character Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim citizens with her family. With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the internment camp, and her boyfriend on the outside, Layla manages to start a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against Islamophobia and complicit silence against the internment camp's Director and his guards. Samira Ahmed can recall incidents of Islamophobia in her own life as early as age eight. But rather than be deterred, she let it fuel her writing and she is a vocal proponent for changes that need to be made in our society to fight against bigotry. With recent marches and protests led by teen activists, Internment also has the potential to resonate strongly with teen leaders who fight to make the change they want to see in their own communities.

      Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, which was also an ABA Indie Next Pick. She was born in Bombay, India, and currently resides in Chicago.

      Brandy Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Her debut novel, Pointe, won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and more. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for spring 2014. She is also the author of Finding Yvonne, and Little & Lion, which was a Junior Library Guild and a Book of the Month Club selection and a winner of the 2018 Stonewall Book Award. Brandy lives in Los Angeles and works as a copy editor.

      Categories: Literary & Books

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