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There Is A New Hashtag In Town!!!



#MuslimFictionChat

Join the conversation and meet authors and other readers of Muslim authored fiction. Hashtag #MuslimFictionChat allows readers and authors to connect, authors to network with one another and Muslim book publishers to hear what the community of Muslim readers are looking for.

The first #MuslimFictionChat was held January 29. In attendance were authors: F A Ibrahim (Khadijah's Got Her Groove), Zara J (Dowry Divas, American Boy), and Papatia Feauxzar (Between Sisters, SVP!).  Even if you missed it, you can catch up read through the twitter chat here.

Updates on the next #MuslimFictionChat will posted here, so stay tuned!

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Welcome. Can please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am the son of Holocaust survivors who came to America in 1948. I was actually born in newly built American Army Hospital of a DP Camp, a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany just after WWII. In fact, I use that as a scene in Master of the Jinn. I have also been a writer, editor and magazine publisher most of my working life, and dabble in poetry :) In 1992, I was initiated as a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order, and began writing Master of the Jinn six months later.
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