Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guess Who Is In The New York Times "Books" Section?!!!



You guessed it:  Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women!

I mentioned before that I am a contributor to this collection, Masha Allaah t'ala!  We are a few weeks away from the publication date, February 14th, and the publisher has notified our editors that we will go into a second printing!  I'm still peeing myself with joy!

Here's a little excerpt from the NY Times review:

"Zahra Noorbakhsh was 14 when her Iranian immigrant mother discovered that Zahra was defying the family ban on mingling with boys: one was among her four friends heading to the movies together.

So the sex education talk that in a different life, back in the holy city of Qom, would have waited for her bridal night was instead delivered in the parking lot of  a mall in Danville, Calif." ...

Read the rest of the review here.

3 comments:

Nikki said...

Congratulations, masha'Allah! I've put it in my Amazon shopping cart to order when I have money, insha'Allah. :)

AlabasterMuslim said...

Yay! I'm planning on buying it for sure, inshallah, and cannot wait! Just hope I remember when the 14th rolls around.

marahm said...

I did not have the courage to submit an essay for this anthology, but I wrote the next best thing-- a book review:

http://marahm.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/book-review-love-insha-allah/