Greetings from Lahore, where I and the family are currently visiting in-laws and trying to stay hydrated.
I’m happy to report that Publishers Weekly has a starred review of the book I recently contributed to, “All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim.”
All-American: 45 American Men on Being MuslimEdited by Wajahat Ali & Zahra T. Suratwala. White Cloud (PGW, dist.), $16.95 trade paper (238p) ISBN 978-1-935952-59-6
This latest volume in the I Speak for Myself series offers short, readable, personal essays by 45 men on being Muslim in America. Some were born into the faith, others converted, and they are an amazing variety of ethnicities and races. But they are all self-aware, happy with their faith, and as American as every other New York Yankees fan or kid who grew up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These men have followed different faith journeys, and their stories introduce readers to the diverse branches within Islam. This simple, friendly, and necessary book belongs on high school and public library shelves. Would it could be required reading for the half of Americans who have an unfavorable view of Islam. (June)
If you care about getting authentic voices out into the national conversation about Islam that showcase the diversity of Islam in America, please pick yourself up a copy and spread the word!