Umm Zakiyyah talks LIVE on RADIO: “Saudi Evenings,” a radio show broadcast on 97.0 FM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (April 30, 2011)
Part 1: Umm Zakiyyah’s discusses her background: Growing up in America, the inspiration behind her books, and her view of Muslim women covering vs. exploitation of women in America
Part 2: Umm Zakiyyah discusses more about the struggles of growing up in America and gives a synopsis of her books.
Part 3: Umm Zakiyyah responds: “Should your books be more like non-Muslim novels, where religion isn’t so obvious?” She also discusses the struggle of women believing they are equal to men; the storyline of Realities of Submission; and the similarities of youth’s struggles in America and Saudi Arabia.
Part 4: Umm Zakiyyah continues to discuss the struggles of youth in America and Saudi Arabia and why she doesn’t believe in being “subtle” in religious issues in her writing. She also discusses her latest novel Hearts We Lost and readers’ reactions to her books (positive and negative).