Love, InshAllah by Nura Maznavi
The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women

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Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be--from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist.  
These stories are filled with passion and hope, loss and longing: A quintessential blonde California girl travels abroad to escape suffocating responsibilities at home, only to fall in love with a handsome Brazilian stranger she may never see again. An orthodox African-American woman must face her growing attraction to her female friend. A young girl defies her South Asian parents' cultural expectations with an interracial relationship. And a Southern woman agrees to consider an arranged marriage, with surprising results.   These compelling stories of love and romance create an irresistible balance of heart-warming and tantalizing, always revealing and deeply relatable. 
 

About Nura Maznavi

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Ayesha Mattu is a human rights consultant, photographer, and writer. She was selected a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the ASMA Society in 2009. She lives in San Francisco. Nura Maznavi is a civil rights attorney and writer. She was raised in Los Angeles and now lives in San Francisco.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Soft Skull Press. 322 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Cuddle Buggery Book Blog

Before reading this novel, I personally couldn’t understand why someone would be okay with any form of an arranged marriage, but Naila’s story has really shown me that a forced marriage is NOT the same thing as an arranged marriage.

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The Hiding Spot

Make sure you whisper, I'm hiding!.

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