Today is publication day for Dune Song, so I’ve decided to shine a little light on it!
Title: Dune Song
Author: Anissa M Bouziane
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Publication Date: 20th September 2018
Format: eBook and Paperback
About the book:
“I came to the Sahara to be buried.” After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco to make her home with a family that’s not her own. Healed by their kindness but caught up in their troubles, Jeehan struggles to move beyond the pain and confusion of September 11th. On this desiccated landscape, thousands of miles from Ground Zero, the Dune sings of death, love, and forgiveness.
About The Author
Anissa M. Bouziane was born in the US, daughter of a Moroccan father and a French mother. She grew up in Morocco, but returned to the US for college at Wellesley College, and went on to earn an MFA in fiction writing
from Columbia University. The book is rooted in the author’s experience of witnessing the collapse of the Twin Towers.
Anissa now lives and teaches in Paris.
Want to buy it?
This is a book about belonging, identity and being made to feel unwelcome in the country you call home, all things which I feel are particularly relevant in the current climate and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Happy Publication Day to Dune Song!