with author Sulaiman Addonia
Sulaiman Addonia asks: in a time of war, what is the shape of love? Forced to flee for safety with her family, young Saba is taken from her school and books. She must now make an existence for herself alongside her deaf brother Hagos. Both now struggle to maintain their identities and resist the gender roles assigned to them by society.
Through a cast of complex, beautifully-drawn characters, Addonia questions what it means to be a man, to be a woman, to be an individual when circumstance has forced the loss of all that makes a home or a future.
Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia (Indigo, 2019)