We are delighted to welcome William C Morris finalist SK Ali to celebrate Love From A To Z, which Bustle called “an essential read about growing up as a Muslim in America, about life with multiple sclerosis, and about the redeeming power of love.” It’s an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.
After Zayneb gets suspended for calling out an Islamophobic teacher, her parents decide to send her to her aunt's house in Doha, Qatar for an early start to spring break. But on her journey, her path crosses with Adam, a college student who stopped going to classes two months ago, after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. These days, he's simply focused on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his younger sister and hiding his disease from his grieving father. Both Zayneb and Adam keep their true thoughts and pains hidden from everyone, locked away in their journals of marvels and oddities. Until they meet each other.
S. K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits and is a teacher whose writing on Muslim culture and life has appeared in the Toronto Star. Her family of Muslim scholars is consistently listed in the The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, and her insight into Muslim culture is both personal and far-reaching.
S.K. Ali will be in conversation with Ayesha Mattu, author of Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women