Image result for internment ahmedBy: Samira Ahmed
Location: FIC AHM
Genre:Fiction- Dystopia

“That whole freedom-of-speech thing? That right to petition your government? Yeah, doesn’t exist so much inside an internment camp.” 
― Samira Ahmed, Internment

"Internment is an important story and one I encourage everyone to read if you want a look into the terrifying future that is only a few steps away from the current climate in the US. Because truth be told, this book is closer to reality than it is to dystopia." Fadwa

Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

"Internment is a timely and politically urgent young adult novel which explores life as Muslim-American in the not too distant future. It's an all too real tale of division and hurt between communities but also hope. Islamophobia and racism are at the heart of it all, and I think the reason it's been causing such a stir is because people realise that it isn't too far from becoming our reality. This is a stark warning, a call to action, and an order to stand up, be counted and resist the bigotry, racism, xenophobia and corruption simmering below the surface.

It's an intense, authentic tale of hope and resistance with a compelling and wholly engaging narrative. You can tell that Ahmed Is passionate about these topical issues and it really packs a punch with its messages and encouragement. In fact, part of the narrative is playing out right now in the US with the use of intern camps. It's a very clever way of informing and mobilising youngsters - using fiction as a device to spread the word about what could happen if we're not careful. " Lou


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