Marginalia: Syed M. Masood On Identity, Faith & Belonging
In his novel, The Bad Muslim Discount, Syed M. Masood examines universal questions of identity, faith, and belonging through the lens of Muslim Americans. As one who has been a citizen in three countries, Masood introduces an original voice and fascinating gaze on America with equal parts gravitas and humor.
I recently spoke with Masood about how his own experience relates to that of his characters. Here’s our conversation:
The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood was published by Doubleday.
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