The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human (Penguin SEA, 2020) is an anthology of non-fiction stories written by 35 authors that reveal the multi-faceted experiences of people living in many Muslim worlds and ties together the narratives of people from various backgrounds who live in such contrasting Muslim worlds. Edited by Marguerite Richards, acts as an antidote to the kinds of divisive perspectives that we are seeing currently.
Marguerite Richards is a writer, editor and marketer from California, currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
She is an American writer and editor with a background in literature, translation, and magazine publishing. Focusing on world cultures, she travels to understand the nuances that separate us, with the resolve to further our understanding of each other through her work.
In conversation with team Kitaab, she talks about Xenophobia, racism, living across countries and her inspiration behind this brilliant and timely, anthology.