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Portland author Omar el Akkad’s latest novel tackles Mediterranean migrant crisis

Omar el Akkad’s newest novel, “What Strange Paradise,” takes place largely on an island in the Mediterranean that has served as a landing place for people fleeing from their homelands. The main characters are children trying to navigate the inhumanity of our world, and instead finding solace in each other. Omar el Akkad joins us to discuss the novel.

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