Tahani and Leon is a novel in progress written during my time in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at California State University Long Beach. The story centers around Tahani—who prefers to go by Evie—a Muslim girl with an overprotective father, as her family moves to a new town. She meets and gains a relationship with Leon, a sheltered neighbor boy who comes from an abusive, judgmental family. Focusing on Muslim and non-Muslim relationships, the novel takes a hard look on Islamophobia and what it means to embrace one’s differences, rather than turn away from them.
|Commitee:||Glatt, Lisa, Zepeda, Rafael|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Acceptance, Finding oneself, First crush, Muslim characters, Muslim non-Muslim relationships, Preteen Characters|
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