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Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj

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Peel back the layers of a diverse Palestinian American community in Baltimore.  That’s what you can expect in “Behind You Is the Sea” by Susan Muaddi Darraj.  “Behind You Is the Sea” follows three main families – the Baladis, the Salamehs, and the Ammars – each navigating their own challenges living in America.   We also see the intersection of class, socio-economic and generation divides, and religious differences.  Plus how through struggles and transformations, stereotypes about Palestinian culture are challenged while also exploring themes of family, honor, and identity.  So in this episode, Susan shares insights into the lives of her characters who are caught in the midst of both personal, cultural, and generational tides in Baltimore.  

Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj on Amazon or Bookshop.   

Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj on Amazon or Bookshop.   

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About Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan Muaddi Darraj is the author of A Curious Land, a novel in storieswhich earned an American Book Award and was a finalist for a Palestine Book Award. In 2018, she was named a Ford Fellow by USA Artists. A past winner of the Maryland State Art Council’s Independent Artist Award, she is also the author of Farah Rocks, the first children’s book series to feature a Palestinian-American character. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj

Behind You Is the Sea by Susan Muaddi Darraj on Amazon or Bookshop.

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