reviews of Country of Origin

"a rich, character-driven novel about personhood, enduring love, and immense grief"—Foreword Reviews—starred review

"evocative debut . . . insightful and nuanced"Publishers Weekly

"Dalia Azim offers readers a powerful exploration of grief, faith, and home in her debut novel as her characters wrestle with their place in a complicated saga." —

Austin Monthly

"Interesting for what it says about youth and romance entangling with mental illness"Kirkus

"Country of Origin is as much about the era’s social and political upheaval as it is about one family’s own generation and continent-spanning conflict."—



Accessing the Sublime: An Interview with Dalia Azim, The Rumpus

What Does Freedom Look Like in Egypt and America?, Electric Lit

Dalia Azim's 'Country of Origin,' Sightlines

'Country of Origin," Egypt, and Writerhood: A Conversation with Dalia Azim, Egypt Migrations

Q+A with Dalia Azim, Conflict of Interest