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Karim Shamsi-Basha

Karim Shamsi-Basha immigrated to the United States from Damascus-Syria in 1984 at the age of 18. His children's book, The Cat Man of Aleppo, will be published by Penguin in 2020. His YA novel, Cactus Pear, is about a Muslim teenage boy in love with a Christian girl amidst the Syrian civil war. Karim's work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, People, Time, Southern Living, The Alabama News Center, Aramco World magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. He wrote an essay for...See more