Cover image for Once upon an Eid : stories of hope and joy by 15 Muslim voices.
Once upon an Eid : stories of hope and joy by 15 Muslim voices.
Physical Description:
263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Editors' Introduction -- Perfect / by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow -- Yusuf and the Great Big Brownie Mistake / by Aisha Saeed -- Kareem Means 'Generous' / by Asmaa Hussein -- Don'ut Break Tradition / by S. K. Ali -- Just Like Chest Armor / by Candice Montgomery -- Gifts / by Rukhsana Khan -- The Feast of Sacrifice / by Hena Khan -- Seraj Captures the Moon / by G. Willow Wilson and Sara Alfageeh -- Searching for Blue / by N. H. Senzai -- Creative Fixes / by Ashley Franklin -- Taste / by Hanna Alkaf -- Eid Pictures / by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow -- Not Only an Only / by Huda Al-Marashi -- Maya Madinah Chooses Joy / by Ayesha Mattu -- Eid and Pink Bubble Gum, Insha'Allah / by Randa Abdel-Fatteh -- Acknowledgments -- Contributor biographies.
Day of Joy is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas and simmering pistachio kheer, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations. --