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November 2021: [G A T E S]

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

Order the book through your local bookstore, through Source Booksellers (our exclusive partner), online, or check your local library for digital and physical loans.

Contextual Links

We recommend perusing these links to get additional context about the book, the author, and the themes of the book. Spoilers ahead, though!

  • How to Read Poetry (Book Riot)

  • About [G A T E S] (BLP)

  • Daughters of Afghanistan: Literary Voices of Change (PBS)

  • The West’s Favorite Afghan (Jacobin)

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you generally read poetry? If so, how does Muradi’s style compare? If not, did you find engaging with poetry rewarding?

  2. Did any gaps in your knowledge emerge while reading the poetry?

  3. Do the emotions or experiences evoked in the poetry remind you of other Asian American stories?

  4. Have you read any other Afghan American authors? How do Muradi’s poems expand or reinforce other stories?

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