The Love Tour heads to Detroit!

The 2nd phase of our Love Tour has begun! With editor Nura’s recent move to Chicago, we’re kicking off a series of book events in the Midwest.

Our first stop — The Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. We were invited by Wayne State graduate student Sumaya Haji-Jama who, along with fellow organizer Fadumo Abdi, put together a fabulous reading at Seva Detroit, a local, delicious vegetarian restaurant.

L-R: Fadumo Abdi, contributor Huda Al-Marashi, Sumaya Haji-Jama, editor Nura Maznavi

We were thrilled to be joined by a such an energetic and engaged audience that included TLC’s All-American Muslim star Suehaila Amen, writer Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, and Nura’s new grandmother-in-law and mother-in-law!

L-R: All American Muslim star Suehaila Amen, Nura, Rana

More pictures of the event are available here. To organize a reading in your area, please e-mail Up next on the Midwest Love Tour (after Ramadan): St. Louis!