The Butterfly Mosque

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Barcode: 58966086 Call Number: FR-ENG Wil Material Type: Print Date: c2010 Language: English Creator: G. Willow Wilson Description: "When G. Willow Wilson -- already an accomplished writer on modern religion and the Middle East at just 27 -- leaves her atheist parents in Denver to study at Boston University, she enrolls in an Islamic Studies course that leads to her shocking conversion to Islam and sends her on a fated journey across continents and into an uncertain future. She settles in Cairo, where she teaches English and submerges herself in a culture based on her adopted religion. And then she meets Omar, a passionate young man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland. They fall in love, entering into a daring relationship that calls into question the very nature of family, belief, and tradition. Torn between the secular West and Muslim East, Willow records her intensely personal struggle to forge a "third culture" that might accommodate her own values without compromising the friends and family on both sides of the divide." -- Collection: Language Resource Center