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Love, InshAllah - Nura Maznavi - <span class="date-display-single">09/21/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Love, InshAllah

09/21/2018 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms 301-302

Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be--from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. 

 

Often when we engage with the Muslim community in Madison, and even across the nation, the topic of discussion tend to be solemn and serious (unfortunately with the climate), but tonight we invite you to join us for a night of storytelling with young, Muslim American couples who will be sharing their love stories. Love is a universal phenomena but everyone has their own journey. Our storytellers will give you a glimpse into their own love stories to showcase the diversity found within the Muslim community that is often painted as a monolith community. 

 

We will host a guest speaker, the author and editor of "Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslims", Nura Maznavi. Dessert and tea bar on site to enjoy as well! Childcare will be available.

 

This event is a Library Takeover event, made possible with support from The Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation.  For more information, and additional book discussion events, visit the Love, InshAllah page.

About Presenter Nura Maznavi

 

Nura Maznavi is a writer, attorney, and the editor of the groundbreaking anthologies “Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women” and “Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy.” She is a recipient of a City of Chicago Individual Artists Program grant, a semi-finalist for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship, and a Chicago Artists Month Featured Artist. Nura is an alumnae of VONA/Voices of Our Nation writers’ workshop. A California native, she now lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

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