Muslimah Who Fell to Earth, The

Edited by Saima S. Hussain

Muslimah Who Fell to Earth, The
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These twenty-one personal stories are told by women from practically all backgrounds and persuasions--devout and not-so devout, professionals and housewives, westernized and traditional, wearing jeans, hijab, or niqab, straight and gay, and originally from Africa, North America, ... Read more


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These twenty-one personal stories are told by women from practically all backgrounds and persuasions--devout and not-so devout, professionals and housewives, westernized and traditional, wearing jeans, hijab, or niqab, straight and gay, and originally from Africa, North America, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Asia--revealing in their own ways what it means to them to be a Muslim woman (a "Muslimah"). What we get is a complex of stories, all challenging conventions and stereotypes, and united by two ideas--Islam (or the Quran) and nationality (Canadian).

Saima S. Hussain

Saima S Hussain earned an Honours B.A. in English and History followed by an M.A. in South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. She is author of the award-winning children’s book The Arab World Thought of It: Inventions, Innovations and Amazing Facts. She lives in Mississauga.

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"The candid and authentic voices in The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth add much to what is becoming an increasingly important conversation." --The Toronto Star"The anthology is stocked with an impressive array of diverse stories and it?s takeaway follows suit: that Muslim women in Canada--and the world--are a diverse demographic. There is no mainstream voice here that dominates the others, no typical portrait that shuts out the rest. [. . .] Everyone is heard."--AltMuslimah

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