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Mahjabeen Syed

Learning Experiences Intern

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Desi & Desi-American Fiction

As someone working on a novel about an Indian-American family, I am constantly trying to diversify my reading palette by diving into books by different Desi authors. Although Khaled Hosseini would be considered an Afghan author and not Desi, his first novel has resonated with me deeply and it would be a loss to omit from this list. Many of these titles are from the early 2000s but each tell an important tale that has, and will likely continue to, stand the test of time.

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