Ahmed, Misbah. “Letting Go: A Prayer”
Transnational Literature, Vol 13, Issue 1, Oct 2021
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Letting Go: A Prayer

Misbah Ahmed

Letting Go: A Prayer explores the challenges of being a young Muslim in Britain. Written in reference to ongoing human rights abuses in China, the narrative considers the impact of international atrocities on youth at home, and the effect of pervading feelings of threat and physical violence on similar-looking bodies. The story is told through the perspective of a single mother preparing her son for the future, and it considers racial trauma, loneliness, and familial love.

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Misbah Ahmed

Misbah Ahmed is currently studying for her Masters in Global Literature and Culture at the University of York. Her creative works focus on racial aggressions and tensions, using writing as a medium to explore racial trauma. She recently published her first short story in an anthology collection. Misbah lives in England.