Ayad Akhtar http://kcur.org en Ayad Akhtar: American Dervish http://kcur.org/post/ayad-akhtar-american-dervish <p>A young Pakistani-American struggles to identify both as Muslim and American. In the second part of today's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Ayad Akhtar about his debut novel American Dervish. As a first-generation American himself, Akhtar discusses how much of himself he put in this story of a young man. They look at devotion to faith and the sometimes tragic implications of extremism.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:06:11 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 25392 at http://kcur.org Ayad Akhtar: American Dervish