Internment (Paperback)Samira Ahmed (author)
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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
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
'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
'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
'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, Mosquitoland
'A testament to what girls are capable of when they are overlooked, Internment is a masterwork of dignity and grit.' - E.K. Johnston, 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, Outrun the Moon
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