The Face Behind the Veil
The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in AmericaBook - 2006
Who is the American Muslim woman? Behind the media hype, behind the false stereotypes lies the truth. In this extraordinary and moving book, journalist Donna Gehrke-White provides a rare, revealing look into the hearts, minds, and everyday lives of Muslim women in America, and opens a window on a culture as diverse as it is misunderstood. The only book of its kind and the first to explore America's Muslim women--from "The New Traditionalists" (women who wear the veil even if earlier generations did not) to "The Blenders"' (women who don't wear the veil but consider themselves spiritual) to "The Converts" (women from other religious backgrounds who have recently converted to Islam) and the myriad of women that fall somewhere in between. Here, in their own words, are the many different voices of doctors, soccer moms, rebels, reformers, former political prisoners, survivors, activists--women of faith, courage, hope, and change--all Muslims, all Americans.
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 305.4869 GEHRKE-W
Characteristics: 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.