Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. 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).
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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.Author City: MISSISSAUGA, ON CAN