Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

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Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is the Syrian American author of the novel THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster) and a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) as well as American Mensa. Joukhadar's debut novel was the recipient of the 2018 Middle East Book Award in Youth Literature and a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction. Joukhadar’s work has appeared in Salon, The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review, The Saturday Evening Post, PANK Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net.

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The Map of Salt and Stars

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""I wanted to explore the stories we tell ourselves when we are in pain. Particularly for those of us who have experienced severe trauma, can our stories help us heal?" says debut novelist Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar of her heartbreaking look at the Syrian refugee crisis through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl." ...More

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“The land where your parents were born will always be in you. Words survive. Borders are nothing to words and blood.”

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“Don't forget,' he says, and Abu Sayeed looks up while he translates, holding the words back a little, 'stories ease the pain of living, not dying. People always think dying is going to hurt. But it does not. It's living that hurts us.”
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, The Map of Salt and Stars

“Stories are powerful, but gather too many of the words of others in your heart and they will drown out your own. Remember that”
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“God smiles through the cracks in broken things.”
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“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice...”
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“Home is not where you are born;
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“...things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.”
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“It was the kind of love you have for someone because you'll die inside if you don't love something.”
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