The Girl Who Fell to Earth: A Memoir

The Girl Who Fell to Earth: A Memoir

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062098740
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,192,402
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
File size: 949 KB

About the Author

Sophia Al-Maria is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. She studied comparative literature at the American University in Cairo, and aural and visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has been exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale, the New Museum in New York, and the Architectural Association in London. Her writing has appeared in Harper's, Five Dials, Triple Canopy, and Bidoun.

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The Girl Who Fell to Earth: A Memoir 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Funny and insightful...definitely a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of a young woman coming of age in two completely different worlds. A beautiful retelling of what it is to be alive, to be impossibly in love, and to be one whole person who is battling two cultural extremes. I enjoyed it so much. And just like the main character, I hovered between emotional extremes as the book was read, often crying, sometimes laughing, but always poignantly remembering the little things we do to make us human in our journey to belong.
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This book is book is great you should read it if you like these kinda books