Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora
A collection of poems on diaspora, love, healing, and teaching. Founas explores what it means to be a daughter of Muslim Algerian immigrants in America, how the two cultures clash, and where she belongs. She fights back Islamophobia through poems that stand for women in hijab in a post 9/11 and Trump era. The writer shares intimate moments of romance, heartbreak, and learning to love herself. She also uses poetry during challenging moments of teaching in Detroit schools.