This midday Saturday virtual reading sends us over the Atlantic to wherever Egyptian/Irish poet, novelist, spoken word performer and BBC broadcaster Salma El-Wardany may be. She is here with her much-anticipated, brilliant first novel, These Impossible Things (Grand Central).
"These Impossible Things is an addictive portrait of three Muslim friends moving through a pivotal time in womanhood, caught between expectation and possibility, hungry to earn wisdom of their own. Salma El-Wardany deftly reveals searing and poignant truths about the female experience, ones so rarely confronted in fiction. What a gift to be inside this author’s mind through the pages of her beautiful and memorable writing."—Ashley Audrain.
“Salacious, incisive, and unapologetically Muslim, Salma El-Wardany’s bold and brilliant story doesn’t shy away from the taboo subjects of religion and sex. These Impossible Things shows that Muslim women are multifaceted and complex despite the dearth of representation we are allowed.”—Blair Imani.
Virtually hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company.