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Description - Salaam, Love by Ayesha Mattu

From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllahcomes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men's lives.

Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth is, there are millions of Muslim men trying to figure out the complicated terrain of love, sex, and relationships just like any other American man.

In Salaam, Love, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi provide a space for American Muslim men to speak openly about their romantic lives, offering frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts-and bedrooms. The twenty-two writers come from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, and religious perspectives-including orthodox, cultural, and secular Muslims-reflecting the strength and diversity of their faith community and of America.

By raising their voices to share stories of love and heartbreak, loyalty and betrayal, intimacy and insecurity,these Muslim men are leading the way for all men to recognize that being open and honest about their feelings is not only okay-it's intimately connected to their lives and critical to their happiness and well-being.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807079751
ISBN-10: 0807079758
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ayesha Mattu

Ayesha Mattu is a writer and international development consultant. She lives in San Francisco. Nura Maznavi is a civil rights attorney, writer, and Fulbright scholar. She lives in Chicago.

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