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bw120216book.jpgAmerican Dervish (Little, Brown and Company) is a coming-of-age novel with a difference. Ayad Akhtar writes about coming-of-age as a Muslim in Milwaukee. On Bookworm he speaks about introducing Islam to an American audience prone to receiving misinformation. We discuss the nature of cultural understanding and cultural misunderstanding. Special attention is paid both to sexual and spiritual awakening.

 
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American Dervish

Ayad Akhtar

Guest Interview Ayad Akhtar: American Dervish

Guests:
Ayad Akhtar, actor and writer

CREDITS

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Connie Alvarez

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