Book Review: Sophia Al-Maria’s “The Girl Who Fell To Earth”

Cover of The Girl Who Fell to Earth. [Source].

The Girl who Fell to Earth is the coming-of-age story of a self-described “Qatarican” (Qatari/American) which takes the reader on a zig-zagging journey from a farm in Washington State to a Bedouin town in Qatar, and on to a houseboat on the Nile and the hustle and bustle of Cairo. The result is something very far from the usual “tone and content [of] the popular genre-memoirs of the victimized-Muslim-woman.” This book is rightly described as a memoir, but because it begins before the … [Read more...]


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