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American Dervish

by Ayad Akhtar

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A young Pakistani boy, whose parents left the fundamentalists behind when they came to America, finds transformation and a path to happiness through a family friend, Mina, who shows him the beauty and power of the Quran. (general fiction). Simultaneous.

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Writing About The Midwestern Muslim Experience

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Growing Up Muslim And Midwestern In 'Dervish'

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