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  • Internment 
    Title: Internment
    Author: AHMED SAMIRA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 12/03/2019
    Imprint: ATOM BOOKS
    Price: $17.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Gleebooks review:
    A powerful novel of xenophobia and social injustice, Internment plays on fears and intolerance, reflecting a society that is perilously close to that in the world right now. Borrowing from the Booklist review: ‘In a xenophobic America led by the hateful rhetoric of a populist leader, 17-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are rounded up and transported to an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. While most people quietly comply, Layla is determined to fight back for the freedom that is rightfully hers. She finds allies both inside and outside the camp, and before long, she herself is at the centre of a rebellion. Emphasizing that the oppressed have a voice and the power to speak up and fight back, the book also remind us that all citizens have the obligation, responsibility, and power to raise their voices and defend their fellow citizens.’ Symptomatic of the novel, and the toxicity of prejudice, is the camp director’s pronouncement that people are more than happy to do what they’re told. Give them an Other to hate, and they will do what they’re told. That’s what keeps our nation safe. Unsettlingly realistic and—one hopes—a stimulus to action. Lynndy

    ISBN: 9780349003344
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