I Speak for Myself American Women on Being Muslim

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-17
  • Publisher: White Cloud Press

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Forty women under the age of 40, born and raised in the United States, dismantle stereotypes of what it means to be a Muslim woman in America. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Maria M. Ebrahimji, M.A. As the Director of Network Booking and Executive Editorial Producer for CNN, Maria Ebrahimji manages a team that is responsible for guest coverage and story planning for all of the network’s special events and breaking news programming. She is a member of the South Asian Journalists Association, the Southern Center for International Studies, and serves on the board of the Emory Development Institute. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Zahra T. Suratwala, M.A. Zahra Suratwala is President/CEO of Zahra Ink, Incorporated, a marketing on a consulting firm that works with a variety of small businesses. She obtained her Masters of Arts degree in English Literature from Loyola University Chicago. Her international perspectives and ability to negotiate her identity as a Muslim American woman comes from have lived live in Bangkok, Thailand and Cairo, Egypt after growing up in the American heartland. She lives today in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Hill Diariesp. 1
Piecesp. 7
Half and Halfp. 18
In search of Fatima and Taqwap. 23
The Muslim Feminist
Conquering Veils: Gender and Islamp. 36
Unwelcome Changep. 42
The University of Lifep. 48
Seeking the Presentp. 55
Sporting Faithp. 60
Crossroads Hadia Mubarakp. 65
Secularizing my Graduationp. 71
A Headscarf Away from Televisionp. 77
What a Day Sarah Pashtoon Azadp. 83
Itchy Feetp. 89
Moment of Truth
The Writings of the Wallp. 101
There and Back Again: A Spiritual Journeyp. 108
In Between Two Worldsp. 114
Connectionsp. 120
Hyphenated Identityp. 126
My Journey to Islamp. 131
Hello My Name Isp. 137
Ready to Wearp. 142
Learning Tolerancep. 147
A William and Mary Ramadanp. 151
Soul Baring and Barrier Breakingp. 158
Bursting out of a Bubblep. 163
A Sister in Humanityp. 169
Who Am I to You?öp. 174
Truth Is Not Always Self-Evidentp. 178
Shock and Awep. 184
A Search for Peacep. 190
Army of Onep. 195
2008 Campaignp. 200
Dual Identitiesp. 206
Creating Sarah
The Voice from Withinp. 218
Lines of Bad Grammarp. 225
Glossaryp. 231
Questions for Discussionp. 235
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