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Somaiya Daud

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An Interview with Somaiya Daud

Booked All Night

Tonight, we're joined by amazingly nerdy author Somaiya Daud, author of Mirage and Court of Lions. We talk about Tolkein, The Mass Effect Trilogy, Worldbuilding, and so much more.  Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram . Tumblr Sign Up for the Newsletter Visit Our TeeSpring Visit BookedAllNight.blog Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter Connect with Somaiya Daud: SomaiyaBooks.com . Instagram . Facebook . Twitter . Tumblr Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire? After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess's body double, has been forced into complete isolation. The cruel but complex princess, Maram, with whom Amani had cultivated a tenuous friendship, discovered Amani's connection to the rebellion and has forced her into silence, and if Amani crosses Maram once more, her identity - and her betrayal - will be revealed to everyone in the court. Amani is desperate to continue helping the rebellion, to fight for her people's freedom. But she must make a devastating decision: will she step aside, and watch her people suffer, or continue to aid them, and put herself and her family in mortal danger? And whatever she chooses, can she bear to remain separated, forever, from Maram's fiancé, Idris? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bookedallnight/message

1hr 16mins

1 Feb 2021

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Digital Book Tour: Somaiya Daud on Mirage & Court of Lions: Body doubles, court politics, and historical science fantasy.

Spectology: The Science Fiction Book Club Podcast

This week, Adrian is joined by Somaiya Daud to discuss her new book, Court of Lions, the 2nd in the Mirage Duology (https://bookshop.org/a/1159/9781250126450). Somaiya and Adrian discuss genre mash-ups, body doubles, court politics, the legacy of French colonialism on Moroccan culture, the lack of beautiful dresses in the newest Star Wars trilogy, and how our cats are handling quarantine. I had a wonderful time talking to her and am absolutely loving Mirage, the first book in this duology, so I hope you listen, pick up her books, and enjoy! * Mirage on bookshop: https://bookshop.org/a/1159/9781250126436 * Court of Lions on bookshop: https://bookshop.org/a/1159/9781250126450 * The Mirage Duology on Kindle: https://amzn.to/3khFfxl * A Phoenix First Must Burn: https://bookshop.org/a/1159/9781984835659 * Somaiya on Twitter (https://twitter.com/somaiyadaud) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/somaiiiya/) --- As always, we'd love to hear from you! Chat with us on twitter at @spectologypod, send us an email at spectologypod@gmail.com, or submit the episode to r/printSF on reddit. We'll reply, and shout you out in the next podcast when we talk about your comment. And if you like the episode, subscribe at spectology.com or whever you listen to podcasts, and share it with your friends! To find links to all the books we've read, check us out on Bookshop. Many thanks to Dubby J and Noah Bradley for doing our music and art.

38mins

15 Sep 2020

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Somaiya Daud interview about her space fantasy fiction novel “Court of Lions” (Flatiron Books, 2020)

Full Contact Nerd Interviews

Somaiya Daud interview about her space fantasy fiction novel “Court of Lions” Check the book out here https://amzn.to/2DE3tlW Interview Timeline Somaiya Daud loves high fantasy and science fiction. She has taught the subject and she’s… Read More The post Somaiya Daud interview about her space fantasy fiction novel “Court of Lions” (Flatiron Books, 2020) appeared first on FULL CONTACT NERD.

38mins

13 Aug 2020

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Episode 12 – Somaiya Daud

INTERMULTIVERSAL SPACE

In this interview Somaiya Daud talked to be about literature, representation, and the state of genre publishing today. MIRAGE is out now and COURT OF LIONS is coming out in August. Thank you for speaking with me, Somaiya Daud -- I'm looking forward to talking to you again in the future. ... If you enjoy these conversations, and if you can manage it, please consider getting me virtual coffee. It will really help. https://ko-fi.com/intrmultivrsal ... This is INTERMULTIVERSAL SPACE. Thanks for listening. See you next time. .

54mins

30 Jul 2020

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Dr. Somaiya Daud

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Dr. Somaiya Daud is the author of Mirage and its forthcoming sequel, Court of Lions (out August 4, 2020). Check out the cover reveal from Court of Lions and read an excerpt at Tor.com, as well as a conversation between Somaiya and I about how the theme of lost cultures functions in the series. Somaiya has also answered questions on a February 28, 2020 mailbag episode, and was featured on the July 5, 2014 episode (the very first First Draft episode ever). Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Somaiya Daud’s first interview with First Draft Podcast Throughout her writing career Somaiya’s writing become more genre forced aka more “J. R. R. Tolkien and less William Gibson.” When cosplaying form the Victorian era they say that no one would cosplay Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens you would cosplay Emma by Jane Austen Somaiya did her Masters thesis on The Arabian Nights by Muhsin Mahdi (Editor), Husain Haddawy (Translator) Somaiya’s dissertation is on Historiography and Translation Theory Chelsea Grimmer is the host of The Poetry Vlog, a show in which people discuss poetry and pop culture Somaiya Daud on The Poetry Vlog where she talked about how Science Fiction is studied academically versus how it is perceived in pop culture Provincializing Europe by Dipesh Chakrabarty, talks about the ways in which Europe’s idea of modernization was in part built on the idea that the rest of the world was caught in a historical waiting land Somaiya read Consorts of the Caliph by Ibn Al-Sa’i when implementing poetry into the Mirage Joanna Volpe,President and literary agent at New Leaf Literary agency I want to hear from you! Have a question about writing or creativity for Sarah Enni or her guests to answer? To leave a voicemail, call (818) 533-1998. Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni Every Tuesday, I speak to storytellers like Veronica Roth, author of Divergent; Linda Holmes, author and host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast; Jonny Sun, internet superstar, illustrator of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight! and author and illustrator of Everyone’s an Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too;  Michael Dante  DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender; John August, screenwriter of Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; or Rhett Miller, musician and frontman for The Old 97s. Together, we take deep dives on their careers and creative works. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. It’s free! Rate, Review, and Recommend How do you like the show? Please take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you! Is there someone you think would love this podcast as much as you do? Please share this episode on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or via carrier pigeon (maybe try a text or e-mail, come to think of it). Just click the Share button at the bottom of this post! Thanks again!

1hr 7mins

9 Jun 2020

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E3, E15: Somaiya Daud on MCU, Monsteress, and Representation in Comics

The Poetry Vlog (TPV): A Poetry, Arts, & Social Justice Teaching Channel

Watch the YouTube episode here: (https://youtu.be/Hl1jWydoCOI) Author Somaiya Daud returns and discusses erasure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how the comic Monstress gets it right, and about representation and perspective in writing characters and story lines. -- About Somaiya: Somaiya lives, works, and writes from Seattle, Washington. In 2018 her debut novel, Mirage, was released in the United States with Flatiron Books and the United Kingdom with Hodder & Stoughton. It was hailed as “poetically written”, “immersive and captivating” and “beautiful and necessary” by The School Library Journal, Booklist and Entertainment Weekly. Mirage has been shortlisted for the Children’s Africana Book Award and the Arab American Book Award. In 2020 Somaiya received her PhD in English Literature studies with a focus on world literature and nineteenth-century orientalism. Website: (https://www.somaiyabooks.com) //  Twitter: (@somaiyadaud) //  Instagram: (@somaiiiya) //  ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com). Sign up for our newsletter on (thepoetryvlog.com) and get a free snail-mail welcome kit! ● The Spring 2020 Student Team: Gene Wang - Video Editor  // Emily Oomen - Video Editor  // Mimi Hoang - Illustrator // Cheryl Wu - Content Writer & Designer // Kristin Ruopp - Digital Marketing Coordinator // Season 3 of The Poetry Vlog is supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Jack Straw Cultural Center.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31mins

22 May 2020

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You Are Part of a Larger Conversation with Somaiya Daud

First Draft with Sarah Enni

First Draft Episode #236: Somaiya Daud Somaiya Daud, debut author of YA sci-fi book Mirage, was the very first author I ever interviewed for First Draft Podcast. Her upcoming book, the final book in the Mirage duology, Court of Lions will be out in fall 2020! Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Self Control, a Mac app, can’t be turned off by restarting your computer, and that is helpful for Somaiya when she’s trying to focus ADHD related time blindness and how seeing and feeling of time can help combat it The Pomodoro method of writing has helped Somaiya be very productive “Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.” - Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation (TV show) The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien “All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel….” - Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tales I want to hear from you! Have a question about writing or creativity for Sarah Enni or her guests to answer? To leave a voicemail, call (818) 533-1998. Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni Every Tuesday, I speak to storytellers like Veronica Roth, author of Divergent; Linda Holmes, author and host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast; Jonny Sun, internet superstar, illustrator of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight! and author and illustrator of Everyone’s an Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too;  Michael Dante  DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender; John August, screenwriter of Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; or Rhett Miller, musician and frontman for The Old 97s. Together, we take deep dives on their careers and creative works. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. It’s free! Rate, Review, and Recommend How do you like the show? Please take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you! Is there someone you think would love this podcast as much as you do? Please share this episode on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or via carrier pigeon (maybe try a text or e-mail, come to think of it). Just click the Share button at the bottom of this post! Thanks again!

32mins

28 Feb 2020

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REBROADCAST: The Panoramic Imagination Of Somaiya Daud | Susan Fletcher | Tin House REBROADCAST: The Panoramic Imagination Of Somaiya Daud

OPB's State of Wonder

The continuing search for awesome summer reads led us back to one of our favorite interviews from Portland Book Fest 2018 — and quite possibly one of our favorite book interviews ever! Somaiya Daud’s debut novel lit up the YA world. She is a dazzling conversationalist on sci-fan world-building, the joys of the YA genre, Victorian vs. classical Arabic literary forms, and much more. Also in the show: We meet one of Daud’s early inspirations and  we say goodbye to a truly great literary journal.

50mins

20 Jun 2019

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon feat. Somaiya Daud

YA Cafe

Beware: dragons ahead! Join us as we dive into the epic fantasy world of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, with our guest Somaiya Daud. (Transcript) In today’s episode… The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is an epic fantasy set in a world with sharp divisions. For those in the West, dragons are their most hated enemy, and the only thing keeping them safe is a Queen’s dynasty that has lasted 1,000 years. In the east, sea dragons are gods, guarding and guiding the kingdom. When the enemy of humanity begins to stir, every nation must make a choice on how to fight it and what to believe. Told in third person, Priory follows the queen’s attendant, a prospective dragon rider, a loyal diplomat, and a disgraced alchemist to tell […] The post The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon feat. Somaiya Daud appeared first on Nouvelle ELA Teaching Resources.

32mins

28 Feb 2019

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The Panoramic Imagination Of Somaiya Daud | Susan Fletcher | Tin House

OPB's State of Wonder

Interstellar intrigue on a Moroccan-inspired world? Strong female hero of color? Yes, please. We talk with one of the YA breakout stars of 2018 at the Portland Book Festival, Somaiya Daud. Also we meet one of Daud's early inspirations and catch up on the top publishing story of the week.

50mins

14 Dec 2018

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