Welcome back to another Unapologetically Muslim post! to say I’m excited would be an understatement. I read Other Words For Home for the first time last year and I honestly can’t tell you how many tears I cried. That book touched me in so many ways, and in ways I wasn’t even expecting. It automatically became a favourite of mine. I got the chance to read The Shape of Thunder earlier this year and felt the exact same way. So it’s with a lot of excitement that I get to interview one of my favourite authors on the blog today!
Welcome to the first Unapologetically Muslim post of 2021! This project has been in the making for quite some time. I started this project with the Muslim bookish community in mind. This community has meant the world to me, and over the years we’ve had more and more authors and content creators graciously bringing our voices and stories to the forefront. I couldn’t be prouder of this community, and this is my way of contributing to it. This is in no way enough but I hope you’ll follow this project throughout the coming months, and that you’ll listen and uplift these wonderful people and their stories with me.
I’m so happy to be starting the project in this way and that’s by interviewing such a wonderful author on the blog today. I present to you Saadia Faruqi, author of A Thousand Questions, Yasmin, and A Place at the Table!
Hello hello lovely people and welcome to the Crowining Soul tour! This is the first blog tour by Qamar Blog Tours, a blog tour aiming to promote books by Muslim authors. On today’s post I’ll be bringing you my interview with Sahira Javaid!
Author: Sahira Javaid / Genre: YA Fantasy / Publication Date: September 8, 2020
Be swept away in this unique fantasy debut from Sahira Javaid. A spellbinding adventure of belonging, finding hope and where the price of a soul is another soul’s fate. Perfect for the fans of InuYasha, Children of Blood and Bone and The Candle and The Flame. Nezha Zaman considers her gift to control fire a dangerous secret. A secret that unravels when she encounters a vengeful shadow jinni in a maze garden that has been stalking her family, and knows about her power. Weeks after seeing the demonic being, Nezha is torn from her world through her backyard pond and transported into another dimension which sought out the light inside her heart. Nezha learns from two unicorns that the dimension is her family’s roots, and the light is a fragment of an angel’s shattered soul. The three must work together to find the soul’s shards in a land teeming with shape-shifting jinn. If Nezha fails to stop the corrupted Iron Prince, the malevolent jinn at his side will shatter her soul next.
Today’s interview is with the author of the upcoming Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao!
And we’re back with another author interview! I’m beyond excited for today’s post. Iron Widow is one of my highly anticipated books and I’m looking forward to bringing you a *tiny* bit closer to finding out about this book if you haven’t already. I got the chance to interview Xiran Jay Zhao and to chat with them about their book, author advice, which character they would swap places with and much more!
Today’s interview is with the author of Now & When, Sara Bennett Wealer!
Hey there book lovers! Today I’m bringing you another exciting author interview with Sara Bennett Wealer, author of the upcoming YA contemporary Now & When (Releasing July 14th, 2020). The book sounds really wonderful! Read on for some fun questions, story inspiration, writing advice, and more!
Today’s interview my friends is with the author of Goddess in the Machine, Lora Beth Johnson!
Goddess in the Machine is one of the books I can’t wait to read! The story sounds unique, the cover is gorgeous, and I just know I’m going to have a good time reading it. I’m so happy to be bringing you this wonderful interview with Lora Beth Johnson. Read on for what inspired the story, author advice, what she loved most about writing the books, and more!
Today’s interview is with the wonderful author of the upcoming These Violent Delights, Chloe Gong!
To say that I’m calm would be an absolute lie because friends, I’m anything but calm. Chloe is here today! I’m so excited that this review is finally going up. These Violent Delights is one of my highly anticipated of the year and I can’t wait for you all to read it. Read on to find out what inspired the story, Chloe’s favorite part about writing the book, swapping places with characters, and more!
Today’s interview is with the wonderful author of The Silence of Bones, June Hur!
The Silence of Bones was one of my highly anticipated of the year and now my favorite read ever! I mean did you read that synopsis? I’m over the moon to be interviewing June Hur on my blog today! Read on for author advice, story inspiration, and more!
For today’s Let’s Get Lit post I’m bringing you author interviews from 5 amazing asian authors! Today I’m interviewing Jessica Kim, Manjeet Mann, Mary Fan, Agatha Jean Rosen-Lim, and Janie Chang! The Let’s Get Lit Online Book Fest is a 6 week long book event where we highlight books by marginalized authors.
Today’s interview is with the author of The Storm Crow, Kalyn Josephson!
I’m so excited to be bringing you my interview with Kalyn Josephson! She wrote The Storm Crow and soon The Crow Rider which is releasing July 7th this year. In this interview she shared advice for aspiring authors, books she would recommend, future projects and much more!