If They Come For Us
By Fatimah Asghar
An imaginative, soulful debut poetry collection that captures life as a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America.
NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEP BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Public Library
FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD
Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships.
In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalised people’s histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging.
Read if you: are a fan of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls.