The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Sophia Al-Maria
A Memoir

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She offers us an original outlook on ancient ground — what any artist hopes to achieve.
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Award-winning filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria’s The Girl Who Fell to Earth is a funny and wry coming-of-age memoir about growing up in between American and Gulf Arab cultures. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest and the Middle East. Part family saga and part personal quest, The Girl Who Fell to Earth traces Al-Maria’s journey to make a place for herself in two different worlds.

 

About Sophia Al-Maria

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Sophia Al-Maria was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1983. She graduated from the American University in Cairo and earned an MA from Goldsmith's University, London, where she began working with film. She is a regular contributor to Bidoun Magazine and her work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, Five Dials, and the anthology The Map of Me. This is her first book.
 
Published November 27, 2012 by Harper Perennial. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Dalia Sofer on Feb 01 2013

She offers us an original outlook on ancient ground — what any artist hopes to achieve.

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