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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 321 pages. Book excerpt: “In this satisfying, lyrical memoir,” an American woman discovers her true faith—and true love—by converting to Islam and moving to Egypt (Publishers Weekly). Raised in Boulder, Colorado, G. Willow Wilson moved to Egypt and converted to Islam shortly after college. Having written extensively on modern religion and the Middle East in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine, Wilson now shares her remarkable story of finding faith, falling in love, and marrying into a traditional Islamic family in this “intelligently written and passionately rendered memoir” (The Seattle Times, 27 Best Books of 2010). Despite her atheist upbringing, Willow always felt a connection to god. Around the time of 9/11, she took an Islamic Studies course at Boston University, and found the teachings of the Quran astounding, comforting, and profoundly transformative. She decided to risk everything to convert to Islam, embarking on a journey across continents and into an uncertain future. Settling in Cairo where she taught English, she soon met and fell in love with Omar, a passionate young man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland. Torn between the secular West and Muslim East, Willow—with her shock of red hair, shaky Arabic, and Western candor—struggled to forge a “third culture” that might accommodate her values as well as her friends and family on both sides of the divide. Part travelogue, love story, and memoir, “Wilson has written one of the most beautiful and believable narratives about finding closeness with God” (The Denver Post).

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ISBN 13: 9781848877160
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Download In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing PDF

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ISBN 13: 9004382542
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Read and Download John Waldmeir book In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing. This book was released on 2018-09-17 with total page 196 pages. Book excerpt: Using Islamic tradition as a resource, the poets, novelists, playwright, filmmaker, and illustrator in this study discover signs of God’s creative actions amid the tensions of contemporary Muslim American identity.

Download American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28:3 PDF

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Total Pages : 180 pages
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Read and Download John O. Voll book American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28:3 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28:3. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 180 pages. Book excerpt: The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

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ISBN 13: 1496827058
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Jessica Baldanzi book Ms. Marvel's America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMs. Marvel's America. This book was released on 2020-02-28 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Contributions by José Alaniz, Jessica Baldanzi, Eric Berlatsky, Peter E. Carlson, Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins, Antero Garcia, Aaron Kashtan, Winona Landis, A. David Lewis, Martin Lund, Shabana Mir, Kristin M. Peterson, Nicholaus Pumphrey, Hussein Rashid, and J. Richard Stevens Mainstream superheroes are becoming more and more diverse, with new identities for Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Though the Marvel-verse is becoming much more racially, ethnically, and gender diverse, many of these comics remain shy about religion. The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is a notable exception, not only because she is written and conceived by two women, Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson, but also because both of these women bring their own experiences as Muslim Americans to the character. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan’s significance for a broad readership. While acknowledged as the first Muslim superhero to headline her own series, her character appears well developed and multifaceted in many other ways. She is the first character to take over an established superhero persona, Ms. Marvel, without a reboot of the series or death of the original character. The teenager is also a second-generation immigrant, born to parents who arrived in New Jersey from Pakistan. With essays from and about diverse voices on an array of topics from fashion to immigration history to fandom, this volume includes an exclusive interview with Ms. Marvel author and cocreator G. Willow Wilson by gender studies scholar Shabana Mir.

Download Translational Politics in Southeast Asian Literatures PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1000363325
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Download Alif the Unseen PDF

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ISBN 13: 0802194621
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book Alif the Unseen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAlif the Unseen. This book was released on 2012-06-19 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: “[A] Harry Potter-ish action-adventure romance” set during the Arab Spring, from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Ms. Marvel comic book series (The New York Times). In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker, who goes by Alif, shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, revolutionaries, and other watched groups—from surveillance, and tries to stay out of trouble. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state’s electronic security force, putting his clients and himself on the line. Then it turns out his lover’s new fiancé is the “Hand of God,” as they call the head of state security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen. This “tale of literary enchantment, political change, and religious mystery” was a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (Gregory Maguire). “Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic.” —Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods

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ISBN 13: 0830891552
Total Pages : 223 pages
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Read and Download Marion H. Larson book From Bubble to Bridge in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFrom Bubble to Bridge. This book was released on 2016-12-13 with total page 223 pages. Book excerpt: Many Christians, especially those in Christian college "bubbles," worry that engaging in interfaith dialogue will require watering down their faith. In this timely book, Marion Larson and Sara Shady help evangelicals engage in interfaith dialogue, offering practical wisdom for turning our faith bubbles into bridges of interfaith engagement.

Download Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] PDF

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ISBN 13: 1610691105
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Read and Download Gary Laderman book Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReligion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]. This book was released on 2014-12-17 with total page 1766 pages. Book excerpt: This four-volume work provides a detailed, multicultural survey of established as well as "new" American religions and investigates the fascinating interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture. • Comprises contributions from more than 100 top scholars covering a breadth of topics such as Día de los Muertos, Heathenry, Islam, Pentecostalism, roadside shrines, Sufism, Wicca, and Zen from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives • Provides thought-provoking insights into religion's interactions with cultural backdrops throughout America, including in education, entertainment, the Internet, the environment, politics, and at home • Contains photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of religious figures and activities as well as significant religious sites in the United States • Supplies an entire volume of primary source documents illustrating the religious diversity in American culture, including Cecil B. DeMille's essay "The Screen as Religious Teacher" as well as more conventional materials on Christian Science, the New Age, and Buddhism

Download The Bird King PDF

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ISBN 13: 0802146848
Total Pages : 367 pages
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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book The Bird King in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bird King. This book was released on 2019-03-12 with total page 367 pages. Book excerpt: One of NPR’s 50 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Decade: A fifteenth-century palace mapmaker must hide his powers in the time of the Inquisition . . . Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson’s debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year and established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King, an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. Fatima is a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain. Her dearest friend, Hassan, the palace mapmaker and the one man who doesn’t leer at her with desire, has a secret—he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As the two traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate. “Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic, and the kind of smart, honest writing mind that knits together and bridges cultures and people.” —Neil Gaiman, author of Norse Mythology “A triumph . . . one of the best fantasy writers working today.” —BookPage “A treasure-house of a novel, thrilling, tender, funny, and achingly gorgeous. I loved it.” —Lev Grossman, author of the Magicians trilogy

Download Invisible Kingdom Volume 1 PDF

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ISBN 13: 1506712274
Total Pages : 136 pages
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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book Invisible Kingdom Volume 1 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInvisible Kingdom Volume 1. This book was released on 2019-11-05 with total page 136 pages. Book excerpt: Eisner Winner for Best New Series of 2020! Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and acclaimed artist Christian Ward (2020 Eisner Winner for Best Painter/Digital Artist on this title) team up for an epic sci-fi saga! In a small solar system in a far-flung galaxy, two women—one a young religious acolyte and the other, a hard-bitten freighter pilot—uncover a conspiracy between the leaders of the most dominant religion and an all-consuming mega-corporation. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair must decide where their loyalties lie—and risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. Collects Invisible Kingdom #1–#5.

Download Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition PDF

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ISBN 13: 0520965221
Total Pages : 464 pages
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Read and Download Bruce David Forbes book Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReligion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 464 pages. Book excerpt: The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With seventy-five percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised and updated throughout to provide greater religious diversity in its topics and address critical developments in the study of religion and popular culture. Ideal for classroom use, this expanded volume gives increased attention to the implications of digital culture and the increasingly interactive quality of popular culture provides a framework to help students understand and appreciate the work in diverse fields, methods, and perspectives contains an updated introduction, discussion questions, and other instructional tools

Download Women's Writing and Muslim Societies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1783165413
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Read and Download Sharif Gemie book Women's Writing and Muslim Societies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen's Writing and Muslim Societies. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Women’s Writing and Muslim Societies looks at the rise in works concerning Muslim societies by both western and Muslim women – from pioneering female travellers like Freya Stark and Edith Wharton in the early twentieth century, whose accounts of the Orient were usually playful and humorous, to the present day and such works as Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Betty Mahmoody’s Not Without My Daughter, which present a radically different view of Muslim Societies marked by fear, hostility and even disgust. The author, Sharif Gemie, also considers a new range of female Muslim writers whose works suggest a variety of other perspectives that speak of difficult journeys, the problems of integration, identity crises and the changing nature of Muslim cultures; in the process, this volume examines varied journeys across cultural, political and religious borders, discussing the problems faced by female travellers, the problems of trans-cultural romances and the difficulties of constructing dialogue between enemy camps.

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ISBN 13: 1472509935
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Emma Mason book Reading the Abrahamic Faiths in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading the Abrahamic Faiths. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Rethinking religion and literature in a series of chapters by leading international scholars, Reading the Abrahamic Faiths opens up a dialogue between Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Post-Secular literary cultures. Literary studies has absorbed religion as another interdisciplinary mode of inquiry without always attending to its multifacted potential to question ideologically neutral readings of culture, belief, emotion, politics and inequality. In response, Reading the Abrahamic Faiths contributes to a reevaluation of the nexus between religion and literature that is socially, affectively and materially determined in its sensitivity to the expression of belief. Each section – Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Post-Secularism – is introduced by a specialist in these respective areas to introduce the critical readings of the texts and discourses that follow.

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ISBN 13: 0525508813
Total Pages : 432 pages
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ISBN 13: 1616207108
Total Pages : 331 pages
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Read and Download Kelly Jensen book Here We Are in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THere We Are. This book was released on 2017-01-24 with total page 331 pages. Book excerpt: Let’s get the feminist party started! Essays, poems, photos, lists, comics, and illustrations about modern feminism to enlighten and inspire from 40+ contributors and voices, including well-known actors, writers, and entertainers.

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ISBN 13: 1000494179
Total Pages : 192 pages
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