Alif the Unseen (Review)

This is the first book I’ve ever read that combines both the modern world and the world of the djinn. Books about supernatural beings have been popular for who knows how long, but I’ve never come across one that takes Islamic folklore as its basis. You know, aside from the movie of Aladdin. And I’ve read another of Wilson’s books, The Butterfly Mosque, but it’s non-fiction … so I knew that I liked her writing, but I wasn’t sure if I’d want to read a novel. Sometimes people don’t cross over very well, yanno?

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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam (Review)

This is probably the first memoir that I’ve read of an American convert to Islam – or, really, of any convert to Islam. It’s like I live in a vaccuum; I don’t really learn about other peoples’ stories, or at least not in depth. There’s this joke – or, rather, a stereotype disguised as a joke – about how the Muslim scene in certain areas is overcome by an influx of white female converts. If that’s the case, then I guess that both Willow and I are part of that influx.

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In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. Every week…

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