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Dune Song

Dune Song

Author(s): Anissa M Bouziane

Location(s): Morocco, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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‘I came to the Sahara to be buried.’

After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco to make her home with a family that’s not her own. Healed by their kindness but caught up in their troubles, Jeehan struggles to move beyond the pain and confusion of September 11th.

On this desiccated landscape, thousands of miles from Ground Zero, the Dune sings of death, love, and forgiveness.

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Jeehan Nathaar, an American born Muslim, watches from her office window as the twin towers of The World Trade Centre collapse. Traumatized by the event, Jeehan is further tortured by the relentless questions her colleagues...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021