Growing Up Muslim And Midwestern In ‘Dervish’

We wanted to pass along this NPR story about Ayad Akhtar’s new book American Dervish. Here is the link to the NPR story: Growing Up Muslim And Midwestern In ‘Dervish’

Here is a short description from the NPR’s site:

  • In American Dervish, playwright and author Ayad Akhtar draws from his own Midwestern childhood to tell the coming-of-age story of 10-year-old Hayat Shah, the son of Pakistani immigrants, whose humdrum world of baseball and video games is interrupted by the arrival of a family friend from Pakistan: the glamorous Mina, who’s fleeing a disastrous marriage.

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