Samira Ahmed is an author who burst onto the scene with her book Love, Hate, & Other Filters. That book was a New York Times Bestseller and really made her name in the publishing world.

Ahmed was born in India, but raised in United States outside of Chicago, Illinois. As a child, she was obsessed with her local library and spent countless hours reading. She would graduate from the University of Chicago and go on to teach high school English before a story caught her mind and wouldn’t let it go.

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Love, Hate & Other Filters(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Internment(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Love, Hate, and Other Filters is Ahmed’s debut novel. It tells the story of young Maya Aziz, a 17-year old Muslim-American high school student. The book tells a moving story of a young girl torn between worlds. Her parents want her to marry a nice Indian boy and go to a college somewhere close while she dreams of moving to New York City and attending film school. When a great tragedy happens thousands of miles away, perpetrated by Muslims, she finds her whole world turned upside as friends and neighbors are ruled by fear and Islamophobia. Through all this, Maya must find the strength to find where she belongs and who she truly is.

Ahmed folowed that book up with Internment which tells another tough tale of being Muslim in America. This one is set in a near-future as the war on terror has gotten so bad that Muslim Americans are locked up in internment camp. Young Layla Amin is separated from her boyfriend on the outside and trapped in these walls, Layla makes some new friends and unlikely alliances. She must fight for her freedom and that of the others who did nothing wrong.

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