Internment: A Novel Summary
Samira Ahmed

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Internment: A Novel Overview

Samira Ahmed's moving new novel, Internment, traces the terrifying near-future world of a United States riddled by fascist sentiments and executive legislative movements. After 17-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are relocated to an internment camp in the middle of the Nevada desert, she becomes devoted to winning back the freedom of all her fellow Muslim American internees. Through Layla's first-person narrative, the author explores themes of political terror and manipulation, the power of unity to start a movement, and the ways in which love and fraternity sustain the human spirit despite oppression.

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