I get to review their books; now, I have a chance to talk to them about their craft! Watch me and author Sahar Abdulaziz as we discuss the power behind and consequences resulting from keeping secrets. Abdulaziz will share how she uses fiction as social commentary about family and societal dysfunctions we desperately try to avoid.
Learn more about Sahar Abdulaziz:
Abdulaziz uses her writing platform and voice to advocate for the underrepresented, the disenfranchised and/or maligned. Her multidimensional characters have been described as having “substance and soul”. Author of The Broken Half, As One Door Closes, But You LOOK Just Fine, The Dino Flu, as well as the recently published novel, Secrets That Find Us, Abdulaziz again demonstrates that those who have suffered abuse are not victims, but survivors. Represented by Booktrope Publishers
Layla Abdullah-Poulos is an alumna of SUNY Empire State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies and Literature and is presently a student in the School for Graduate Studies. She expects to complete her studies and receive a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Advance Certificates in Women and Gender Studies and American Studies by 2016. An aspiring academic, Abdullah-Poulos uses her knowledge not only to develop her own scholarship but also that of other SUNY Empire State College students. A proponent for the enrichment of higher education through diversity, she plans to continue her work as an educator who conveys to students an ethnically diverse historical awareness and furnish them with the skills necessary to acquire political proficiency and constructively affect societal change.
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