I had the privilege of getting to read Sahar Abdulaziz’s Tight Rope as an advanced reader and it blew me away. I’ve reviewed itherefor anyone interested. Now, I’ve gotten the chance to pick her brain a bit and get answers to some (hopefully interesting) questions.
What was your motivation for writing Tight Rope?
Allah and His Prophet [PBUH] have instructed that we speak the truth no matter who it offends –
So be it.
Over the years, I have written many complicated, flawed, but Insha’Allah, fascinating characters. Within my pages, they have experienced everything from sexual predators, stalkers, incest, rape, murder–and pretty much everything in-between. Tight Rope is a novel bursting with social commentary and complex characters. Through their voice and actions, decisions and resolutions, they respond to relevant issues inside and outside of American Muslim culture. In staying faithful to this project, I found it necessary to…
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