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Internment (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 07/03/2019
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Waterstones Says

A story of searing immediacy and relevance, Internment imagines a near-future United States where Muslim-Americans are herded into dehumanising internment camps. Pulsing with righteous anger and blistering outrage, Ahmed’s hard-hitting second novel is an unequivocal warning about the kind of world we could become.

Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying 'fifteen minutes in the future' United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents.

With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the 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 questions the imaginary boundaries that separate us and challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.


Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349003344
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Samira has created a chilling, powerful, all-too-real near future that's a must-read for everyone's TBR. - Karen M. McManus, author of One Of Us Is Lying

[A] magnetic novel . . . this is a story that seems uncomfortably prescient in these uncertain times, but it's also one of hope and resistance. Author Ahmed is proving herself to be a YA gem. - Stylist magazine

Very timely . . . A rallying call against the complicity of silence on modern racism - Independent

A timely YA novel set in a terrifying 'fifteen minutes in the future' USA . . . In a world that's constantly creating boundaries and walls between races, religions and nations, Internment is a powerful and relevant book that reads less like a piece of fiction and more a scarily plausible future scenario. Yet what should resonate with readers is the hope at the heart of the tale. If you enjoyed The Hate U Give, this should be at the top of your TBR pile when March rolls around. - CultureFly

Chillingly plausible, a story of hate ultimately becomes one of hope as Ahmed challenges readers to fight the complicit silence of racism. - The Bookseller, Ones to Watch

A tremendous novel. - the Guardian

Chillingly plausible - Financial Times

A powerful and poignant exploration of a nightmare made real. It's a testament to Ahmed's writing then, that the heart of the story is one of hope. Read INTERNMENT. Raise a fist. - David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland

A testament to what girls are capable of when they are overlooked, Internment is a masterwork of dignity and grit. - E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

A riveting and cautionary tale. Internment urges us to speak up and speak out, to ask questions and demand answers, and when those answers prove unsatisfactory, to resist - Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon

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Jane Skudder

“A chilling look at a possible future”

In Internment Samira Ahmed certainly doesn't hold back on the discomfort as we discover what life holds in store for Layla Amin and her family in a (very) near future America. Institutionalised Islamophopia, on... More

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Micky - bookphenomena

“Disappointing execution of great story potential”

2.5-3 stars

This piece of dystopia-around-the-corner was thrilling for the first 10-15%. The context for INTERNMENT feels real, chilling and told through the eyes of Layla, the protagonist, I bought into this... More

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