Muslim Woman (OPL Human Library 2014)
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: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: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:(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:(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. )