6 New Books With Muslim Protagonists to Read During Ramadan

Around the world Muslims are marking Ramadan and so we thought we’d make some suggestions of some new books by Muslim authors that were released this year. We’ve featured books by Muslim authors previously but this time it’s a brand new selection, full of books released, or to be released in 2019.

We’ve tried to include a selection of genres, and we hope that you’ll find something here that you would like to add to your TBR.

The Love and Lies of Rukshana Ali

17-year-old Rukhsana has a hard time living up to her conservative Bengali Muslim parents expectations and when she’s caught kissing her girlfriend her devastated parents whisk her off to Bangladesh where she’s caught up in tradition and has to fight for what she wants.

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

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All American Muslim Girl

All American Muslim Girl is a coming of age novel about a young Muslim American teenager who must come to terms with what it means to be a Muslim American in the current climate.

All American Muslim Girl

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A Deadly Divide

This new thriller features detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty who must investigate a hate crime after a shooting in a mosque in Quebec. As they set out to investigate they discover a community divided with fear and suspicion.

A Deadly Divide

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Internment

This speculative fiction novel is set in the near-future in the US and sees a family forced into an interment camp for Muslim Americans. It’s time for a revolution, in this dystopian world that gives a stark warning of where religious hatred and intolerance can lead.

Internment

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The Light at the Bottom of the World

This Cli-Fi novel imagines the year 2099 and a world submerged under a thousand feet of ocean. Sixteen year old British Muslim Leyla loves to race in her submersible but when her papa is arrested she must participate in the London Submersible Marathon for a chance to save him.

The Light at the Bottom of the World

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It’s Not About the Burqa

We’re finishing with a nonfiction read. When David Cameron linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women Miriam Khan was sure she couldn’t find a Muslim woman who considered herself submissive. This book is the voice of Muslim women who are often spoken for, and over.

It’s Not About the Burqa

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