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The Butterfly Mosque
by G. Willow Wilson


Overview - The Butterfly Mosque , journalist G. Willow Wilson's remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post-9/11 world, was praised as "an eye-opening look at a misunderstood and often polarizing faith" ( Booklist ) and "a tremendously heartfelt, healing crosscultural fusion" ( Publishers Weekly ).  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Butterfly Mosque, journalist G. Willow Wilson's remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post-9/11 world, was praised as "an eye-opening look at a misunderstood and often polarizing faith" (Booklist) and "a tremendously heartfelt, healing crosscultural fusion" (Publishers Weekly).

Inspired by her experience during a college Islamic Studies course, Wilson, who was raised an atheist, decides to risk everything to convert to Islam and embark on a fated journey across continents and into an uncertain future. She settles in Cairo, where she attempts to submerge herself in a culture based on her adopted religion and where she meets Omar, a man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland. They begin a daring relationship that calls into question the very nature of family, belief, and tradition. Torn between the secular West and Muslim East, Wilson records her intensely personal struggle to forge a "third culture" that might accommodate her values without compromising them or the friends and family on both sides of the divide.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802145338
  • ISBN-10: 0802145337
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.29 x 5.54 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds


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