Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora
Arab American National Museum
Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora by Bayan Founas
In her first book, Founas outlines her life experiences and views through poetry. As the daughter of Algerian immigrants, she depicts the realities of growing up in America in the diaspora – leaving her between two foreign lands. She also provides a unique glimpse into the glories and traumas of educating black and brown youth in Detroit. This body of work is HER story as a first-generation Muslim woman growing up in America – a narrative that is rarely told from one’s own perspective.
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