All New Interview!
NbA Muslims Authors Speak with Layla Abdullah-Poulos interviews author Umm Juwayriyah about the importance of diversity in literature.
Umm Juwayriyah is the founder or Muslim Girls Read and co-editor of the Black Muslim Reads Anthology. She tells Layla that she began writing in the fifth grade and talks about her motivations for writing.
“It hit me early on that my favorite [book] characters were nothing like me,” she says, “their families were nothing like mine. There were similar situations [in the plot] but no representation.”
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