Since it’s the start of Ramadan and I recently came across the #RamadanReadathon myself, I thought I would I put together this post to recommend some literary blogs by Muslim bloggers and highlight some brilliant Muslim authors.
Headscarves and Hardbacks
Recommended Ramadan Readathon Reads:
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
- Author: Uzma Jalaluddin
- Synopsis: Ayesha doesn’t want an arranged marriage, unlike her cousin Hafsah, and so is irritated when she is drawn to conservative, traditional Khalid. The two are forced to confront what they want and their feelings towards one another when an unexpected engagement is arranged between Hafsah and Khalid.
It’s not about the Burqa
- Author: Mariam Khan
- Synopsis: A collection of essays addressing what it means to be a Muslim woman in the West today.
The things I would tell you: British Muslim Women Write
- Author: Sabrina Mahfouz (editor)
- Synopsis: A collection of short stories, essays, plays and poems by Muslim women from all across the UK.
All American Muslim Girl
- Author: Nadine Jolie Courtney
- Synopsis: Allie is a young, white-passing teen in Texas who decides to embrace her faith after witnessing numerous instances of Islamophobia.
The Beauty of your Face
- Author: Sahar Mustafah
- Synopsis: A Palestinian American woman dealing with her faith and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter.