Sofia Ali-Khan | A Good Country: My Life in Twelve Towns and the Devastating Battle for a White America
In conversation with Inaara Shiraz, writer and editor, Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
A public interest attorney who has worked for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Prairie State Legal Services in Illinois, and the American Bar Association, Sofia Ali-Khan is a national leader on the right to language access. Her writing on the intersection of politics, race, history, and Muslim America has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, TIME magazine, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. She was a founding board member and activist with the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and she has spoken on The Moth’s Mainstages in Boston and Philadelphia, at the Manhattan Public Theater for the House of Speakeasy, and to dozens of diverse audiences on the Islamic faith and its history. In A Good Country, Ali-Khan, winner of the 2023 Nautilus Book Prize, blends memoir, history, and current events as she revisits the color lines, forced migrations, and broken promises of the 12 American towns she has called home.
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