Saints and misfits by sk ali

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saints and misfits by sk ali

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

8 Hours and 5 Minutes

There are three kinds of people in my world:

1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They’re in your face so much, you can’t see them, like how you can’t see your nose.

2. Misfits, people who don’t belong. Like me—the way I don’t fit into Dad’s brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama’s-Boy-Muhammad.

Also, there’s Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don’t go together. Same planet, different worlds.

But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right?

3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O’Connor’s stories.

Like the monster at my mosque.

People think he’s holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask.

Except me.
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Saints and Misfits: A Chat with S.K. Ali

Saints and Misfits

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Saints and Misfits

Thank you! It all comes to a head when her aggressor tries to publicly shame her by posting videos of her talking with her crush, a white boy named Jeremy, who, as a non-Muslim, is not considered a proper match for her…even if Janna did date, that is. Finally, with the help of an unpredictable niqabi on her own mission to crush misogynists, Janna gets in touch with her rage and fights back, refusing to take on the shame that belongs on the aggressor. Set in a multicultural Muslim family, this book is long overdue, a delight for readers who will recognize the culture and essential for those unfamiliar with Muslim experiences. This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for Janna Yusuf. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.

In her debut novel, Saints and Misfits, S. K Ali offers a poignant coming of age narrative that explores, with nuance and tenderness, the identity of Janna Yusuf as she navigates a world that is divided into saints, monster and misfits. The chapters are uniquely divided into saints, monsters and misfits serving not only a way for readers to navigate through the book, but also as a way for Janna conceptualize how she views the people in her world and the kind of person she wants to be. What inspired you to write this particular story? This story of a girl finding her voice was a natural outcome of my interests and identity aligning. I was wondering why you decided to open up with this particular scene? Thank you.


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