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Book Buzz: Eseere: Language of the Wind by Janette Grant

Title: Eseere: Language of the Wind

Author: Janette Grant

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, April 9, 2014

Book Description:
In a world hundreds of galaxies away from Old Earth’s solar system, the Urnahi people live as second class citizens on their own sovereign land with little hope and a meager will to resist. The United Republic of Provinces has colonized them, oppressed them, and shows no signs of changing their policies towards this peaceful people, but not all of the Urnahi have been broken.

Safiya Al-Akhad, haunted by forces that terrorize her dreams and aching from loss, is skeptical when approached about entering the Order of the Elementals, but desperate enough to risk her life by accepting the invitation. Orphaned from attacks by the colonizing off-worlders and born as an empath with an ability called eseeri that allows her to feel the emotions and sense the thoughts of others, she wrestles with maintaining her equilibrium when witnessing the pain and oppression around her. Eseere, Book One of the Sahyun Chronicles series, follows the challenges that Safiya faces as she copes with her loss and learns who she is. All the while, events unfold that thrust her into a web of political plotting among the clans and the off-worlders. As a result, she begins to discover some of what she is capable of as she struggles to come to grips with the plight of her people.

About the Author:
Janette Grant is the author of the children's books, Sameerah's Hijab and the First Day of School, Hannah Habibi Learns About Modesty, and Let’s Learn Our Religion Islamic Study Workbook. Ms. Grant is a founding member of the Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA), an internationally based collaboration of Muslim women writers and advocates working to counter negative and inaccurate perceptions of members of the Muslim community, and she currently owns and runs Mindworks Publishing, a community based desktop publishing business. She has had poetry featured in the books Between Love Hope and Fear, and The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit in addition to having published a personal collection of poetry entitled Redemption Song. She studied at Boston University in Massachusetts majoring in Print Journalism.

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  1. I'm not really into science fiction but I do want to give this story a try.


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