Amercian Dervish

Ayad Akhtar brings us the story of a Muslim boy growing up in Milwaukee, a perspective that is innocent, yet full of clarity and understanding. It all begins as a college student looking back at his childhood, a well to do family where home life is stormy at best but interrupted by the arrival of Mina, a childhood friend of his mother. This is where his spiritual journey begins as he navigates his way through both Muslim and Jewish cultures. An intimate look at his coming of age story.

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