The Face behind the Veilby Donna Gehrke-White
For years, the image of the Muslim woman in America has been as mysterious as the face behind the veil. Is she garbed in the traditional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated culture and religion? Does she shop for groceries, do her nails, go to the gym? In this moving book, journalist Donna Gehrke-White provides a rare, revealing look into the… See more details below
For years, the image of the Muslim woman in America has been as mysterious as the face behind the veil. Is she garbed in the traditional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated culture and religion? Does she shop for groceries, do her nails, go to the gym? In this moving book, journalist Donna Gehrke-White provides a rare, revealing look into the hearts, minds, and everyday lives of Muslim women in America. Here in their own words are the many different voices of doctors, soccer moms, rebels, reformers, former political prisoners, survivors, and activists-women of faith, courage, hope, and change-all Muslims, all Americans.
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Author of Dear Mom, I�ve Always Wanted You to Know. . . Daughters Share Letters from the Heart
Rev. Professor, Temple University (emeritus)
Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Spirituality, Florida International University
Secretary General, Islamic Society of North America
National Communications Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Florida International University
executive director of the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women
author of Why I Am a Muslim
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I'm recommending this new book that takes a personal look at Muslim women in America. This Christian author discusses her encounters with Muslim women and the problems they have met in practicing their religion. It reveals the prejudices that exist and the difficulties that their dress and prayer schedules present. The interviews are candid and some of the women have become friends of the author. This is the first of a trilogy on women and religion in America. Future books will present Christian and Jewish women. The author makes a very good presentation.
A well written book by a person that is not an expert but gets to the heart of the matter by speaking to many women across the nation about their beliefs.
Take an insightful journey into the lives of numerous muslim women in America. Find out how their lives here express the many freedoms they cannot enjoy elsewhere, as well as the stigma that is still placed upon them. There are similar books on this such matter, but none go the the depths of research that this book accomplishes. A definite two thumbs up on this one.