Author(s): Samira Ahmed
Rebellions are built on hope.
Set in a horrifying 'fifteen minutes in the future' United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents.
With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards.
Heart-racing and emotional, Internment questions the imaginary boundaries that separate us and challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.
PUBLICATION MARCH 2019
New York Times bestselling and Carnegie Prize-nominated author Samira Ahmed (Love, Hate and Other Filters) fights against Islamophobia and complicit silence in a novel about a futuristic internment camp for fans of The Handmaid's Tale.
'Samira has created a chilling, powerful, all-too-real near future that's a must-read for everyone's TBR.' -- Karen M. McManus, author of One Of Us Is Lying
'If you enjoyed The Hate U Give, this should be at the top of your TBR pile' -- Culturefly
Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling and Indies Introduce author of LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS.
She was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in Batavia, Illinois, in a house that smelled like fried onions, spices and potpourri. Samira once spent a year searching for the perfect mango, eventually learning that the quest was always about the journey and not merely the destination. She graduated from the University of Chicago and has taught high school English and worked in education non-profits and on political campaigns.
These days, she lives and writes in Chicago, every keystroke reminding her that art is resistance.
Find her at www.samiraahmed.com and @sam_aye_ahm