Book: "I Speak for Myself"- American Women on Being Muslim


This is the sort of book that I wish people would discover now, and years from now. Whether online or on the shelves of popular bookstores, and perhaps someday even at local rummage sales, this is a book that should become a common and necessary find.

A collection of essays written by some of the most successful Muslim women as can be imagined, this latest addition to the narrative on Muslim experience in America is a welcome one, though overdue. As its editors write in the introduction, this book indeed aims to express the ideas and contributions of Muslim American women who have lived lives fully rooted in American soil, while nurtured by Islam. The aim is to express the multitude of diverse views and experiences of women who are defying limited categorizations and who are in fact contributing to the strength of their nation. (More)

 


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