• Q&A: Patricia Dunn

    We are thrilled to welcome author Patricia Dunn to story and chai, and grateful for the thoughtful answers she provided about her new novel Rebels by Accident, her writing process, and advice to new writers. – Aisha Aisha:  Please tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind Rebels by Accident. Patricia: It didn’t start… Continue Reading

  • The Mantras of Parent-Author-Hood

    by Mohammed Shamma Being a published author is very new to me.  So is parenthood.  I have two kids, a first grader and a preschooler.  I’m still orienting myself every day, but in the six crazy wonderful years that I’ve had so far, I’ve learned some solid lessons along the way.  I want to share… Continue Reading

  • story and chai

    Welcome to story and chai, a creative space for readers and writers of non-majority lit, with a primary focus on Muslim narratives. Since my novel, Painted Hands, released in the summer of 2013, I’ve received wonderful feedback from both Muslim and non-Muslim readers. Non-Muslims speak of new ways of thinking and talking about Muslim women,… Continue Reading