Wow – what an incredible couple of days!
Feeling the love from Boston & NYC and media outlets all over the nation!
Since last week, Love InshAllah has been featured in the Huffington Post (twice!), Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Herald (including their Valentine’s Day gift guide), Times of India, DC’s Metro Express, and Travel + Leisure.
Editors Ayesha & Nura have also been busy on the radio talk show circuit with a segment on NPR’s The Takeaway, a full-hour on the NPR show Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, a podcast with the Center for American Progress, and a webcast with the South Asian Journalists Association.
Contributor Asiila Imani’s piece was excerpted on Inside Islam, a program of Wisconsin Public Radio. And, editors Ayesha & Nura, also penned a couple of pieces for both Altmuslimah and cnn.com’s belief blog.
Muslimah Media Watch reviews Love InshAllah: “For some writers, Love InshAllah is about reconciling their American Muslim identity with the complex socio-cultural mores surrounding romantic relationships. For others, however, the book is about strengthening their relationship to the Almighty. What most readers will ultimately agree on is that all the stories contained in this collection are of hope. Of possibilities, that despite their complex personal life stories, ethnic backgrounds and their respective Muslim denominations, love happens, and apparently, always under the watchful eye of God.”
Read the full review here.
Arts, culture and politics journal The Brooklyn Rail reviews Love, InshAllah: “…the stories transcend stereotypical conceptions with humor and heartbreak; which is to say, with humanity. Whether introducing Catholic beaus to immigrant parents or cyber-eloping as an Islam-convert in a post-9/11 America, the collection does not unveil repressed, obedient girls, but willful women whose search for love is at once complex and joyful.” Read more, here.