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Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
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Dec 24, 10

bookshelves: memoirs, read-in-2010, religion
Read on December 24, 2010

The author is here both trying to tell the story of her decade-long search for Mr. Right, and explain/defend Muslim practices to the non-Muslim reader. I think she met both of those objectives. I came away from the book with a greater understanding of Islam and a greater appreciation of arranged marriages, and had a couple of chuckles on the way -- particularly the part where, while traveling in Egypt, Shelina and a friend put an arrogant, bigoted tourist in her place.

(I received this book for free from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.)
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rivka Sounds good!

Have you seen Arranged?


message 2: by Meaghan (last edited Dec 24, 2010 07:24AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Meaghan No, never even heard of it. But on my to-read list is (Un)arranged Marriage, which is about a guy who is resisting his parents' efforts to arrange a marriage for him.


message 3: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Vegan Arranged looks good. I've added it to my Netflix queue.


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