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    • Butterfly

    • From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph
    • Written by: Yusra Mardini
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: She dove into the water. This bold act of bravery saved the lives of a boatload of refugees heading to Turkey from Syria. 

    • From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph
    • Written by: Yusra Mardini
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 2018-05-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.46

    • Daring to Drive

    • A Saudi Woman's Awakening
    • Written by: Manal al-Sharif
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed from start to finish.

    • By Joyceln on 2018-12-14

    Price: CDN$ 30.00

    • A Girl Like That

    • Written by: Tanaz Bhathena
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah, Soneela Nankani, Lameece Issaq, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: an Indian girl, a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a troublemaker whose romantic entanglements are the subject of endless gossip among the girls in her school. "You don't want to get involved with a girl like that," they say. So how is it that Porus, a Parsi boy, has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of the highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? 

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • American Like Me

    • Written by: America Ferrera
    • Narrated by: America Ferrera, Bambadjan Bamba, Joy Cho, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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    America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday morning salsa-dance parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites 31 of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. 

    Price: CDN$ 21.30

    • Americanized

    • Rebel Without a Green Card
    • Written by: Sara Saedi
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At 13, bright-eyed straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: She was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • catchy story. good performance.

    • By Marzie on 2018-02-15

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Secret Son

    • Written by: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Youssef el-Mekki, a young man of 19, is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is, in fact, alive and eager to befriend and support him. Leaving his mother behind, Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of: a famous and influential father, his own penthouse apartment, and all the luxuries associated with his new status.

    Price: CDN$ 23.75

    • Islam

    • Written by: Fazlur Rahman
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled in that this audiobook constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam - its history, its conflicts, its legacy, and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late 20th century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Love, InshAllah

    • The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women
    • Written by: Ayesha Mattu, Nura Maznavi
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq, Piper Goodeve, Lauren Fortgang, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be - from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These compelling stories of love and romance create an irresistible balance of heart-warming and tantalizing, always revealing and deeply relatable.

    Price: CDN$ 23.75

    • Before She Sleeps

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Bina Shah
    • Narrated by: Deepti Gupta, Lameece Issaq, Soneela Nankani, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of Southwest Asia, gender selection, war, and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and now females must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are some who resist, women who live in an underground collective and refuse to be part of the system. Secretly protected by the highest echelons of power, they emerge only at night....

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    • Written by: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Joe Barrett, Victor Bevine, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An American literary cult figure, Paul Bowles established his legacy with the novel The Sheltering Sky. An immediate sensation, it became a fixture in American letters. Bowles then returned his energies to the short story - the genre he preferred and soon mastered. Bowles's short fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in theme, marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Dear World

    • A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace
    • Written by: Bana Alabed
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Bana's own words, and featuring short, affecting chapters by her mother, Fatemah, Dear World is not just a gripping account of a family endangered by war; it offers a uniquely intimate child's perspective on one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history. Bana has lost her best friend, her school, her home, and her homeland. But she has not lost her hope - for herself and for other children around the world who are victims and refugees of war and deserve better lives.

    • A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace
    • Written by: Bana Alabed
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-03
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 18.80

    • Captive

    • Written by: Aimée Carter
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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    For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, in a hostile meritocracy on the verge of revolution, Kitty sees her frustration grow as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoat rebels she is secretly supporting keep her in the dark more than ever.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Queen

    • The Blackcoat Rebellion
    • Written by: Aimee Carter
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kitty Doe is a Blackcoat rebel and a former captive with a deadly connection to the most powerful and dangerous man in the country, Prime Minister Daxton Hart. Forced to masquerade as Daxton's niece, Lila Hart, Kitty has helped the Blackcoats take back the prison known as Elsewhere. But Daxton has no intention of ceding his position of privilege - or letting Kitty expose his own masquerade.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

    • Written by: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In her exciting debut, Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco and offers an authentic look at the Muslim immigrant experience today. The book begins as four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain.

    Price: CDN$ 23.75

    • Pawn

    • Written by: Aimee Carter
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked - surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Broken Circle

    • A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan
    • Written by: Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home - Kabul, Afghanistan - as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life. But after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela’s life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home.

    Price: CDN$ 31.32

    • Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

    • Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism
    • Written by: Karima Bennoune
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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    Eye-opening accounts of heroic resistance to religious extremism. From Karachi to Tunis, Kabul to Tehran, across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and beyond, these trailblazers often risked death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries. But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing

    • Written by: Darina Al-Joundi
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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    Raised on Charles Baudelaire, A Clockwork Orange, and fine Bordeaux in 1970s Lebanon, Darina Al-Joundi was encouraged by her unconventional father to defy all taboos. As the bombs fell, she lived an adolescence of excess and transgression, defying death in nightclubs. The more oppressive the country became, the more drugs and anonymous sex she had, fueling the resentment by day of the same men who would spend the night with her. As the war dies down, she begins to incur the consequences of her lifestyle. On his deathbed, her father's last wish is for his favorite song, "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone, to be played at his funeral.

    Price: CDN$ 20.09

    • What Is Veiling?

    • Written by: Sahar Amer
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sahar Amer's evenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context. Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present, she examines the complex roles the practice has played in history, religion, conservative and progressive perspectives, politics and regionalism, society and economics, feminism, fashion, and art.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Deadlocked 8: Sons of Reagan

    • Written by: A. R. Wise
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Corey Allen, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The finale of the second series of Deadlocked. The High Rollers are ready to take revenge against the forces aligned against them. A hard and long winter has forced them into hiding, but has also given them a respite from something else…something far worse than anything they’ve battled so far. The Noah Initiative has begun, and the land will soon be devastated by a new virus. The people lined up against the High Rollers are fighting among themselves as well, and everyone is at risk. This isn’t just a fight for survival anymore, it’s a fight to save the entire human race.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

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