August 12, 2015

Elle Muslimah writes a novel that follows four Muslim  friends and their relationships. Read more

August 11, 2015

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August 11, 2015

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August 11, 2015

I recently reviewed The Broken Half for NbA Muslim Women Writers.  Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Sahar Abdulaziz’s book! Read more

August 10, 2015

The Broken Half is a novel about domestic violence in a Muslim community.  Author Sahar Abdulaziz tries to provide readers with cultural nuance and perspective about a tenacious societal issue in an Islamic-American setting.     Read more

August 9, 2015

Please participate in this survey, and share your experience as a Muslim in a majority non-Muslim country. The surveys are anonymous, and no personal data will be collected. Jazakallah. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VYG6V8W Read more

August 8, 2015

Muslim fiction is a growing genre in American literature. Muslim women from diverse backgrounds are crafting an impressive body of work that deserves more attention.  I will be launching a series of video commentaries on novels written by native-born American Muslim women that I am reading as part of my research. Although I will focus on native-born African-American, Euro-American, and Latina-American Muslim women writers, I welcome all recommendations to read novels of American Muslim women of any background. The video… Read more

August 7, 2015

Euro-American Muslim writer Sahar Abdulaziz is an eclectic author with works in non-fiction and fiction.  Abdulaziz addresses a variety of social issues and does not shy away from exploring the most complex and often unsettling aspects of being human. Abdulaziz’s debut novel, As One Door Closes, is gaining a lot of attention from readers.  The novel follows a family whose tendrils of lies begin to unravel after the death of their dysfunctional patriarch. As One Door Closes was recently added… Read more

August 4, 2015

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Concepts about whiteness and non-whiteness in the United States results in the deracialization of white people and places them “over” members of the country’s diverse non-white races and ethnicities. (more…) Read more

July 31, 2015

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Native-born American author Umm Zakiyyah is providing readers with access to one of her stories. This NbA Muslim woman writer uses her skills to craft stories that provide nuances to American Muslim cultural experiences.  There is a prevailing assumption that Islam and Muslims in the United States are exclusively foreign in origin. However, there is a large population of native-born American Muslims, who are producing cultural artifacts that demonstrate how they merge their Islamic faith with their American… Read more

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