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The Shape of Home

About the anthology:

What exactly does “home” mean when you’ve moved from one country to another, fled everything you once knew, or witnessed the destruction of the place you loved? The Shape of Home explores themes of place, motherhood, community, and identity through the stories and poetry of seven Middle Eastern and North African women.


The tales within this book cross regions and countries and span time and space, but they seek community—whether through found family in a new place, lifelong neighbors pulling together despite adversity, or the resolve to build something new. These are stories that walk the lines of duality between connection and isolation, tradition and innovation, acceptance and rejection, and in the end they teach us that some of the most rewarding choices are not either or, but both.


The true shape of home is what you make it.