Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora (Paperback)

Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora By Marlo Broughton (Illustrator), Bayan Founas Cover Image

Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora (Paperback)

By Marlo Broughton (Illustrator), Bayan Founas

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In her first book, Founas outlines her life experiences and views through poetry. As the daughter of Algerian immigrants, she depicts the realities of growing up in America in the diaspora - leaving her between two foreign lands. She also provides a unique glimpse into the glories and traumas of educating black and brown youth in Detroit. This body of work is HER story as a first-generation Muslim woman growing up in America - a narrative that is rarely told from one's own perspective."This poignant book of poetry spans an expansive array of topics: Islamophobia, microaggressions, racial identity, misogyny, the Trump administration, the occupation of Palestine, U.S.-led wars, European colonialism, and violence against African American communities. In the midst of living the challenges of diaspora, readers also experience the joy of falling in love and the pain of heartbreak. Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora courageously captures the local and global politics that structure our lives today."-Evelyn Alsultany, author of Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11.
Bayan Founas is an educator and youth mentor in Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Women's Studies degree and will receive her master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2019. Passionate about making educational reforms in predominately poor communities of color, she created an art & poetry club for Detroit youth to creatively heal. Founas enjoys writing, reading, and performing spoken-word poetry.
Product Details ISBN: 9780692158401
ISBN-10: 0692158405
Publisher: Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora
Publication Date: July 18th, 2018
Pages: 152
Language: English