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Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

  Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, by Asra Q. Nomani. Harper One 2006. Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This is not a new book:…

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Hagar Poems

Hagar Poems

Title: Hagar Poems By: Mohja Kahf Published: University of Arkansas Press, 2016 Reviewed by Miriam Dale One of the things that makes poetry magical is the words that are left…

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It’s not about the burqa

It’s not about the burqa

Title of Book: It's not about the Burqa Edited by: Miriam Khan Published: Picador, 2019 Reviewer: Miriam Williams   This book answers the question: What does it really mean to…

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Muslima Theology

Muslima Theology

Title of Book: Muslim Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians Author: Ednan Aslan, Marcia Hermansen, Elif Medeni (eds.)  Published: Peter Lang Edition, 2013 Reviewer: C. Hine Muslima Theology is…

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Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Title of Book: Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology Author: Jerusha Tanner Lamptey Published: Oxford University Press, 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Divine Words, Female Voices is…

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Veil

Veil

Title:               Veil Author:           Rafia Zakaria Publisher:     Bloomsbury, 2017 Reviewer:      reviewed by Louise Simon Veil is a short and densely packed book in the ‘Object Lessons’ series,…

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Women, Islam and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces

Women, Islam and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces

Title: Women, Islam and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces Author: Svetlana Peshkova Publisher: Syracuse University Press, 2014 Reviewer: C. Hine Women, Islam and Identity adds to the growing body…

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Remembering Saba Mahmood: Re-understanding the Women’s Mosque Movement

Remembering Saba Mahmood: Re-understanding the Women’s Mosque Movement

Saba Mahmood, born in Quetta in Pakistan in 1962, died of pancreatic cancer on March 10th, 2018. She had gained her PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1998 and…

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Women and Christian Mission: ways of knowing and doing theology

Women and Christian Mission: ways of knowing and doing theology

Title: Women and Christian Mission: ways of knowing and doing theology Author: Frances S. Adeney Publisher: Pickwick Publications, 2015 Reviewer: Louise Simon This book is an empirical study based on…

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Feminism, Muslimahs and Christians: (Where) Do They Meet?

Feminism, Muslimahs and Christians: (Where) Do They Meet?

‘Feminism’. It’s not a neutral word! Women may embrace it, whisper it or repudiate it. During the past century or more, its meaning has shifted. And over the four different…

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