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New Voices: Ones to Watch

Vol. 13 No. 1 (2021): Transnational Literature Special Edition: Follow the Sun

Letting Go: A Prayer

February 27, 2021


Letting Go: A Prayer explores the challenges of being a young Muslim in Britain. Written in reference to ongoing human rights abuses in China, the narrative considers the impact of international atrocities on youth at home, and the effect of pervading feelings of threat and physical violence on similar-looking bodies. The story is told through the perspective of a single mother preparing her son for the future, and it considers racial trauma, loneliness, and familial love.