Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam

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Price
$15.99
Publisher
HarperOne
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.1 X 0.85 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060832971

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About the Author

Asra Q. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent, has also written for the Washington Post, New York Times, and Time magazine on Islam, and has covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon.com. She has spoken about women's rights in Islam on CNN, PBS, NPR, and the BBC. A Muslim born in India, Nomani was raised in the foothills of West Virginia, and currently lives in Morgantown with her son, Shibli.

Reviews

"Through memorable personal narrative, Nomani gently instructs readers about modern Islam and her role as a woman in it."--Publishers Weekly
"Engrossing overview of Islam's internal debates as seen through the eyes of a young single mother wrestling with her faith."--Washington Post
"Asra Nomani's Standing Alone in Mecca is the ideal introduction to contemporary Islam. "--Chicago Sunday Tribune
"[A] life-changing experience that she chronicles with compelling detail, candor, and passion both intellectual and spiritual."--Booklist (starred review)