The Butterfly Mosque
A Paperback edition by G Willow Wilson in English (May 26, 2011)
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Short Description: The Butterfly Mosque, journalist G. Willow Wilson's remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post?9/11 world, was praised as... Read more
The Butterfly Mosque, journalist G. Willow Wilson's remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post?9/11 world, was praised as ?an eye-opening look at a misunderstood and often polarizing faith? (Booklist) and ?a tremendously heartfelt, healing crosscultural fusion? (Publishers Weekly).
Inspired by her experience during a college Islamic Studies course, Wilson, who was raised an atheist, decides to risk everything to convert to Islam and embark on a fated journey across continents and into an uncertain future. She settles in Cairo, where she attempts to submerge herself in a culture based on her adopted religion and where she meets Omar, a man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland. They begin a daring relationship that calls into question the very nature of family, belief, and tradition. Torn between the secular West and Muslim East, Wilson records her intensely personal struggle to forge a ?third culture? that might accommodate her values without compromising them or the friends and family on both sides of the divide.
The Butterfly Mosque Paperback edition by G Willow Wilson
- G Willow Wilson
- Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
- Publication date
- May 26, 2011
- Product dimensions
- 140 x 212 x 22mm