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Rave reviews of American War by Omar El Akkad

Jeff VanderMeer on the biggest dystopia of spring, ‘American War’ by Omar El AkkadLA Times

Why dystopian fiction is just history repeating itselfToronto Star

A Fictional (So Far) History of the Second American Civil WarThe New York Times

Omar El Akkad’s American War, reviewed: A masterful debutGlobe and Mail

How a bad day at work was the push Omar El Akkad neededCBC

Wordfest presents Omar El Akkad

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary

In the Wordfest Lab at Memorial Park Library, Omar El Akkad presents an audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle — a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Hosted by Eric Volmers.

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