Author & Educator Umm Juwayriyah brings American Urban Muslim fiction to Dubai.

Springfield, MA, October 29, 2017 —- Praise for Author & Educator Umm Juwayriyah:

“It is refreshing to see Umm Juwayriyah, with such superb subtlety bring race and class, the ever present American twin, to life in this novel, and show how drugs, crimes, and the heavy policing of African American communities affects Muslim families as well.” -Author Tohib Adejumo.

“I really love [her] narratives and how the stories highlight the experience of Black American Muslims.” -Author Elle Muslimah

Author and Educator Umm Juwayriyah brings American Muslim fiction books to Dubai and Al Ain, UAE for a book signing the first week of November. The author will sign books at the fourth annual Muslim Family Reunion happening in Al Ain at the Hili Rotana hotel. She will also make appearances in Dubai at various schools and colleges to speak on literacy. Books can be ordered in advance and paid for online.

About the Author: Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam A.Sullivan) is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and is a second generation American Muslim urban educator, business owner, and storyteller. She is the author of Tried & Tested, The Size of a Mustard Seed, Hind’s Hands – A Story About Autism, and The Princess and the Good Deed. Umm Juwayriyah has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Award from Holyoke Community College and a Spirit Award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Her writing and short stories have been featured in a number of Muslim and non Muslim publications around the world. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for the New England Muslim Women’s Association and the founder of the literary initiative #MuslimGirlsRead. Umm Juwayriyah holds a Bachelors degree with honors from Bay Path University and a Masters of Arts degree with honors from Regis University.

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