Muslim Women (OPL Human Library 2013)
Annotation:Life in Iran changed in 1979, when the country became a religious country. This graphic novel depicts growing up in Tehran as a woman – in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private. Also Available in French (in 4 volumes.)Adapted to an animated movie with the same name in 2008.
Annotation:Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.
Annotation:Farheen Khan was the victim of an Islamophobic attack by a stranger in a residential apartment building in Toronto. She managed to elude her attacker but the assault on her body had only just begun...
Annotation:This memoir by a converted Muslim woman uniquely includes the personal narratives of several other converts and systematically describes the process of reversion from first impression through conversion, hijab, and the manner of marriage in Islam
Annotation:(Fiction) Maya’s brother Sohai rejects all that he once held dear when he becomes immersed in Islam, which creates a rift with his sister. The second novel in a planned trilogy (First book: The Golden Age focuses on the aftermath of the 1971 war for Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. )
Annotation:Il y a seize ans, Natasha se convertissait à l'islam. Trois ans plus tard, suite à la naissance de sa fille Amina, elle décidait de porter le voile. Aujourd'hui, c'est au tour d'Amina. Elle a l'âge traditionnel pour le mettre, seulement elle doute...
Annotation:Shelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf – she wants to fall in love and find her faith. Torn between romantic comedies and mosque Imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style
Annotation:Strong-willed Zouina parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers to join her husband working in France. Once they arrive, she and her three small children are at the mercy of her mother-in-law and confused by the strange customs of their local grocer and garden-obsessed neighbour. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.
Annotation:Somalian-born Ali tells of her journey to Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, undergoing genital mutilation, being schooled by strict Muslim teachers, and finally facing shame from her family and clan for turning against Islam. Also available in French as Ma vie rebelle.
Annotation:In the tradition of graphic memoirs such as Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, comes the story of a young Iranian woman's struggles with growing up under Shiite Law, her journey into adulthood, and the daughter whom she had to leave behind when she left Iran.
Annotation:L'histoire de Diana, 13 ans, qui bataille au quotidien à Kaboul pour faire vivre sa famille qui compte quatorze enfants.
Annotation:(Fiction) The life story of Lilly, a white Muslim nurse born in Ethiopia to British parents in the 1950s. Also available in French as Le miel d'Harar.
Annotation:Dans ce roman, qui a lieu "quelque part en Afghanistan ou ailleurs", une jeune femme soigne un mari qui est rendu comateux par une balle qu'il a recu à la tête en combat. La femme profite de la situation pour révéler à l'homme des sentiments et des secrets qu'elle garde depuis dix ans, et en conséquence on apprend un peu aussi la condition féminine dans cette société.
Annotation:21 essays written by women about the histories, politics, and cultures of veiling. Each author offers a different perspective on this misunderstood and multilayered topic.