The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

by G. Willow Wilson

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ISBN-13: 9780802145338
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 334,776
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

G. Willow Wilson was born in New Jersey in 1982 and raised in Colorado. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed comics Air and Vixen. She divides her time between Cairo and Seattle.

Visit Willow's website at gwillowwilson.com

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Butterfly Mosque 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Habib Shaikh More than 1 year ago
the moment i read thefirst page i knew this was going to be a page turner. a westeners take on islam. if u are nonmuslim and reading this it will open gates to how bad islam is portrayed by the media in the west. it will surley make you understand muslims and their beautiful religion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written travel memoir of an American woman in Egypt. Full of fresh descriptions & insights, a true insider's view. You will not find the same old stereotypical images of Islam & Arabs, but rather the author's honest, authentic experiences & what they meant to her. A smart & compelling book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful is really the word to describe the writing and its message. It was personal and insightful. Also as a good read if you want to understand Islam and women in the middle east from a more personal perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very, very interesting. The author wrote an honest description of her introduction to Islam. She was also very truthful about her travels and the people she met along the way. I was both fascinated and stunned by her honesty while discussing areas in the middle east and the traditions of the people she came in contact with there. I hope she continues her writing. I for one am anxious to read more of books.
Sararush on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Never failing to see the humor or compromising what she wants and believes, Willow Wilson navigates a hazardous cultural path in her enlightening memoir, The Butterfly Mosque. While studying Islam, Wilson shocks her family by converting. Eager to embrace her new religion, Wilson uproots her life and moves to Egypt, where she falls in love. Struggling to reconcile Islamic and Egyptian culture with her own values and desires, Wilson tries to build a life for herself. Her uplifting story has classical fairytale appeal in a very modern circumstance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very intersting perspective ogf a convert boston university graduate who syidied in egypt
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