Win a free copy of Hope Ablaze by Sarah Mughal Rana!

by Gigi Griffis
Giveaway! Win one of 5 pre-orders of HOPE ABLAZE!

In one week, one of my favorite books I’ve ever read will finally be on a bookshelf near you!

So today I am celebrating by giving away five pre-order copies. I’ll be choosing random people. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you (either correct email address when you comment below or an Instagram profile) so that I can get the mailing address from you if you win.

How to enter:

  1. Join my book news email list and you’re automatically entered. Every person on my book list gets an entry. (So if you are already on it, you’re already in the running. Note that this is not the same list that gets blog posts by emails; it’s a separate book news list.)
  2. For a second entry, follow me and Sarah on Instagram and leave a comment on my Instagram post about the giveaway tagging two people who you think would enjoy HOPE ABLAZE.

Giveaway ends at 1am EST on February 18th. I’ll use a random number generator to pick winners that morning and will notify people that day. Make sure to check your socials/email. If I don’t hear back within 48 hours, I’ll draw a new name.

Please note that this is US-only (otherwise shipping costs will murder me).

About the book:

She lost her words but found her voice.

All My Rage meets The Poet X in this electric debut that explores a Muslim teen finding her voice in a post-9/11 America.

Nida has always been known as Mamou Abdul-Hafeedh’s niece – the poet who will fill her uncle’s shoes after he was wrongfully incarcerated during the war on terror. But for Nida, her poetry letters are her heart and sharing so much of herself with a world that stereotypes her faith and her hijab is not an option.

When Nida is illegally frisked at a Democratic Senatorial candidate’s political rally, she writes a scathing poem about the politician, never expecting the letter to go viral weeks before Election Day. Nida discovers her poem has won first place in a national contest, a contest she never entered, and her quiet life is toppled. But worst of all, Nida loses her ability to write poetry. In the aftermath of her win, Nida struggles to balance the expectations of her mother, her uncle, and her vibrant Muslim community with the person she truly wants to be.

With a touch of magic and poetry sprinkled throughout, Sarah Mughal Rana’s Hope Ablaze is heartbreaking, often funny, and ultimately uplifting, not only celebrating the Islamic faith and Pakistani culture, but simultaneously confronting racism and Islamophobia with unflinching bravery.

Out on February 27th! (Which means those who win pre-orders should get their copies on or shortly after that date, shipping company willing.)

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