A MUSLIM YOUNG ADULT BOOK CENTERED AROUND THE DEEN
DALLAS, TX — March 28th, 2018. DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING officially released The Ducktrinors Book I & Book II by American and Black Muslim Author, Papatia Feauxzar.
The author has written in many genres but she still feels like a child at heart. "I wrote 'The Ducktrinors' to inspire the Muslim Youth so that they realize that they have more than enough Muslim heroes to fashion themselves after." — Papatia Feauxzar
DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING is republishing tome I titled Hanifa with the much awaited tome II titled Malik with this edition.
"Papatia's work is addicting in that love of the craft is immistakable through her skill. I'm seriously enraptured with the level of detail involved with everything from content to technical aspects of The Ducktrinors and as a word nerd myself I now aspire to the honor of reviewing all her works... Papatia's world is one of style. May it be laced with Divine grace...it is as Allah wills..."— Maryam Miller, Maryam Miller Writes
"Finally! Papatia Feauxzar has tapped her distinct noveling style into a fast-paced, futuristic novel with a decidedly Muslim flavor. As one of Papatia's editors, I think that I've read almost all of her stories, and Ducktrinors is definitely my favorite, so far. Although it's written mostly for a younger audience, Papatia has crafted another fun, slightly-awkward, but smart female protagonist in Hanifa Ducktrinor, and I enjoyed watching her problem-solve to save the world (and her own behind!)... I'm also excited that this is a series, as we just don't get enough of them! Looking forward to more and more from Papatia, insha'Allah."— Brooke Benoit, A Clichéd Life
"This book is a mixture of sci-fi, futuristic, and it also has a strong Islamic theme. Hanifa and her team have surely grown on me and I can see them being likable amongst the teens. The good versus evil reminded me a lot of the end of times."— Mrs. Shoohada Khanom, Children Book Author of Kamilah the Butterfly, Imagine, Who Could I Be, and Little Blue Skater Boy.
"... Unique - in a great way. It blends sci-fi, futuristic, and dystopia pretty well. Neat gadgets - mechanical horse and some other tech ideas were pretty neat. Sylas is a bad guy people can hate. Dawud is a great side character. Jihad gets a bad rap these days because of the crazy people running around with suicide bombs. It's interesting to see the Secular sect portrayed as the bad guys."— Julie C.Gilbert, The Collins Case (Heartfelt Cases Book 1)
"...This is a wonderful story, written beautifully and filled with great Islamic historical references. It was breathtaking to read a story so relevant today. From the outset you are deeply connected to the main character and her struggles and you're gripped to read on and discover what will be of her and her family. Such a great, exciting read, with highs and lows and a story that really does take you on a journey of what it means to be Muslim for Hanifa."— Sarah Javed, Author of I'm So Angry!
"The Ducktrinors was an awesome read from the beginning; an absolute page turner. I loved how the sci-fi wasn't so surreal that it was like to actually happen in the future. I was actually scared of how real it could be. There were some topics that made me blush a little to be for Muslim children then I remembered the book was for teens, although not only teens. The Ducktrinors was adventurous and, Hanifa was a smart intelligent girl with a grand love for the religion. It was a vibrant mix of Islam and sci-fi (which wasn't too unrealistic)..." — Khadijah AbdulHaqq, Author of Nanni's Hijab
The Ducktrinors Book I & Book II additionally received several acclaimed feedback and critics from editors. Feauxzar shared one with us.
"I love that you feature a Muslim protagonist whose faith is important to her, and this aspect of her life is a huge part of the story, yet the genre itself is a poignant (and timely) sci-fi/dystopian. So cool! ...One of your best writing assets in this draft is your ability to write engaging, authentic dialogue (yay!). This is no easy feat! "— Kate Angelella, Angelella Editorial. Experienced YA/MG editor, formerly of Simon & Schuster Children's Books.
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About the author:
Papatia Feauxzar is an American author, barista, and publisher of West African descent living in Dallas, Texas with her son and husband. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. After working as an accountant for a corporate firm for almost five years, Feauxzar decided to pursue Accounting from home while homeschooling her son. She is currently working toward obtaining her CPA license. Feauxzar then plans to obtain her PhD in Accounting.
She also blogs at Between Sisters, SVP! or A Ducktrinor Mom . She is the Love and Relationship Editor at Hayati Magazine. She has written for AboutIslam, MVSLIM, and SISTERS Magazine. You can visit her websites at www.djarabikitabs.com or www.fofkys.com.
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Dallas, TX 75370
- Review by Reclaiming Heart
"The best thing I loved about the book is its narration. The book is a great page turner and lures us till the end. Papatia narrates the chapters from different timelines and this leaves the reader curious until the end. The story reveals through various characters and the usage of self-talk is a win-win. The plot is very fast paced and includes so many characters and details. But telling the story through people makes it simple to follow along." — Farzana Fathima , Reclaiming Heart
- Podcast with Naptime is Sacred
"Everybody [all the characters] brought something to the table." — Fousia Abdullahi, Naptime is Sacred
- Interview with _EatReadLive
- Review with Dr. Shahira
"The book keeps you on the edge – looking forward to the next chapter...Having grown up with the Harry Potter series and knowing the inside-out of the series, I feel the Ducktrinor series will be a similar-themed adventure series for the young Muslim adult...Kudos to the author for being a trendsetter in the world of Muslim science fiction for the young adult." — By Shahira
- Review with Be Flawless Muslims
"In a sentence... It was a thrilling and satisfying read...Recommendation? IT’S A MUST READ!" — Rimsha Tanaaz, Be Flawless Muslims .
- Interview with The Umm Afraz Muhammed Blog
"...Filled with high-tech gadgets and futuristic concepts, this would be a hit with the early teens who have an interest in this genre... I would definitely say this is a step into Islamic sci-fi. Papatia Feauxzar has taken a bold and brave step into this genre and I am looking forward to more of her creativity." — The Umm Afraz Muhammed Blog
- Review with The Imperfect Muslimah
"The Ducktrinors is a compilation of the first two books in the Jihad Series. This series is not likely to be one you’ve come across before – Muslim sci-fi novels are few and far between, after all... All in all, a good, interesting read that you’ll probably end up going back to once or twice." — The Imperfect Muslimah
- Interview with The Imperfect Muslimah
"The Ducktrinors is quite long but it’s a quick read – it took me just a few hours to reach the final page and it was nice to have a well tied up ending along with some interest toward the future of the series as well." — The Imperfect Muslimah
- Review by Halal Mama
"I really got hooked and have gone through the 500-odd pages in just few hours! ... The book is filled with Islamic references, cleverly tied into the story through Ducktrinors' conversations and descriptions of their halaqa sessions. Although we don't know the specific time setting, there are some strong indicators that the end of times is near: our characters having to hide their religious beliefs, women appearing naked despite being dressed, buildings so tall they seem to never end - to just mention a few. The book is a really engaging way to teach or remind the readers some basic Islamic principles."— Halal Mama