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."—



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

Dalia Azim's 'Country of Origin,' Sightlines

Q+A with Dalia Azim, Conflict of Interest