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Buzz for The Bruising of Qilwa
See where The Bruising of Qilwa has come up!
io9/Gizmodo Cover Reveal
The Bruising of Qilwa's cover by Elizabeth Story was first revealed on io9/Gizmodo, along with an excerpt from the autopsy scene early in the novella. Content notes for mentions of a plague and graphic descriptions of a corpse (body/medical horror)
The Bruising of Qilwa was included as part of "26 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels by Trans and Nonbinary Authors," alongside authors like Janelle Monáe, Neon Yang (who blurbed Qilwa!), R.B. Lemberg, Aiden Thomas, Charlie Jane Anders (who also blurbed Qilwa!), and more!
A.R. Frederiksen had some great things to say about The Bruising of Qilwa: "What truly shines here, as far as I am concerned, is the theme, the world, and the characters."
As a queer book, The Bruising of Qilwa has been mentioned on several LGBTQ Reads lists, including those highlighting books with asexual, aromantic, nonbinary, and West Asian/Persian representation.
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
For "Proud in the Diaspora," the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State featured me and The Bruising of Qilwa on Instagram!
© 2022, Naseem Jamnia
Photos of Naseem by Jennie Kaplan, 2018, and Jeramie Lu, 2022