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Minaret by Leila Aboulela [in AsianWeek]

MinaretAs Najwa loses everything important in her life – her country, her father, her mother, her brother, her lover – she finds solace by embracing the strict tenets of fundamental Islam. While the book offers insight into the lure of being a part of a closely-knit religious community, I still couldn’t shake the disappointment that Najwa chose to hide rather than take control of her life.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, September 29, 2005

Readers: Adult

Published: 2005


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