Internment: A Novel Setting

Samira Ahmed
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Camp Mobius

Camp Mobius is the relocation center where Layla and her family are imprisoned. The camp is located in the middle of the Nevada desert. Along with hundreds of other Muslim American families, the Amins are locked behind the electric fences of the camp for an indistinguishable number of months.

After the country elects a fascist president, the nation is consumed by Islamophobia. Exclusion laws eventually lead to mass relocations, stripping citizens from their home and hiding them in the surveilled desert facility of Mobius. As the first such camp, its director feels a profound obligation to maintaining the camp's order.

The internees are divided into blocks according to their ethnic group. Each block has appointed minders, other Muslims who have agreed to enforce camp policies as a means of securing their own safety and comfort. Though the camp is run under the guise of prosperity, unity, and...

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