There is more than one way to tell the truth. But I didn’t know that when I set out to write a memoir more than twenty years ago. I attempted to capture every bizarre twist and turn of my transient childhood (think The Glass Castle [by Jeannette Walls,
I met twin Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor in 2018, when she gave a speech at Western Michigan University. I was there after experiencing increased antisemitism in both my work and personal life. I felt a need to do something about it, but I wasn’t sure what,
Today we welcome Amra Sabic-El-Rayess to Cynsations. Her acclaimed memoir with Laura L. Sullivan, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival (Bloomsbury, 2020) was a YALSA finalist for excellence in nonfiction.
Amra’s author biography describes her book as “a timely warning to Americans against othering,
By Kim Rogers
By Traci Sorell
Written in verse, her words captivated me much as the act of writing did her at an early age.