The book club meeting for this selection will be held on May 19th in collaboration with Novel Connections Book Club. The meeting will be held at the Chevy Chase Library in NW, DC from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. To participate in this month’s selection and meeting, please contact email@example.com .
*Author J. Samia Mair will join the meeting and one of the editors, either Ayeesha Mattu or Nura Maznavi, will Skype in from California to join the discussion.*
Upcoming Meeting Information:
Saturday, May 19th
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library
5625 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Light refreshments will be served.
The current reading selection for March/April 2012 is:
Romance, dating, sex and – Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love and speak openly for the first time about love, relationships, sexuality, gender, identity, homophobia, and racism.
These heartfelt narratives 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.
‘Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women’ was listed by Amazon as one of the top 200 books in the nation and #1 on the women’s studies and Islam bestseller lists. It’s also been featured by global media including the New York Times, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, Times of India, and Dawn Pakistan.