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Zeyn Joukhadar

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Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of The Thirty Names of Night, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Stonewall Book Award, and The Map of Salt and Stars, which won the Middle East Book Award and was a Goodreads Choice Awards and Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize finalist. His work has appeared in the Kink anthology, Salon, The Paris Review, [PANK], and elsewhere, and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Joukhadar guest edited Mizna's 2020 Queer + Trans Voices issue, serves on the board of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), and mentors emerging writers of color with the Periplus Collective. ...more

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Zeyn Joukhadar This past spring, I announced publicly that I am transgender, that I am transitioning, and that I now use the name Zeyn and he/him pronouns. My new na…moreThis past spring, I announced publicly that I am transgender, that I am transitioning, and that I now use the name Zeyn and he/him pronouns. My new name will be on the third printing of the paperback.(less)
Zeyn Joukhadar Thank you Sydney! Most of my inspiration for the book simply came from watching the war unfold as a Syrian American person and knowing people personal…moreThank you Sydney! Most of my inspiration for the book simply came from watching the war unfold as a Syrian American person and knowing people personally who were affected by the war. I've talked in more detail about what spurred me to write the book in some of my interviews below, including my interview on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/...), UConn Alumni Magazine (https://magazine.uconn.edu/2018/09/25...#), and Bookreporter (https://www.bookreporter.com/authors/...). Thank you for reading, and definitely keep an eye out for a future book! ;)(less)
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“I am a woman and a warrior. If you think I can't be both, you've been lied to.”
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, The Map of Salt and Stars

“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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