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STARRED REVIEW

What Strange Paradise

Omar El Akkad’s second novel is an intimate action-adventure story in which hope and compassion have the power to transcend worldly disputes.

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Review of ‘What Strange Paradise’

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there were more than 26 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2019. Amid food insecurity, oppression and injustice, the global refugee crisis shows no signs of slowing, as migrants dare to cross dangerous seas on overcrowded ferries, fishing trawlers or other vessels in hopes of finding a better…

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