Image: Mustafah reading at the book launch event for her short story collection, “Code of the West,” at Women & Children First Bookstore in 2017. Mustafah stands, speaking into a microphone, a wall of picture books behind her. In her hand, she holds a copy of “Code of the West.” Mustafah wears a dramatic green necklace and an off-the-shoulder black shirt with three-quarter-length sleeves that drape open at the hem. Photo by Michelle Strahan.