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Habibi: A Muslim Love Story Anthology

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Habibi is a new zine-style anthology featuring prose stories and comics weaving together stories of love told by Muslim women. Each piece is a unique perspective on what love can mean to someone, whether it's romantic, familial, or even love of self.

Very rarely are Muslim women part of the narrative on love in any of its forms and now we're speaking for ourselves.
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Paperback, 148 pages
Published March 2018 by Bedside Press
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Holly
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this a lot! I think it would've been better if the comic parts were spread throughout the book, but oh well, I liked the stories a lot more than them anyway. Everyone except Karuna Riazi were new-to-me authors, but I'd definitely read more from many of them. My favorites were A Gentle Push, Love God Herself, One Day, The Long Way Around and Hijrah from the Harem. Such a sweet collection of love in all its forms!

Rating: 3.5 Paw Prints!
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alyssa
Jun 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
Definitely read and loved this, couldn’t tell you when, let’s just say it was last year
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
I was a Kickstarter backer for this project!

There were some good stories in here but others were lacking from a purely storytelling aspect in my opinion. Full review to come on Books and Ladders!
Andrew
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Highlights for me were the pieces Not a Love Story and Hijrah.
Anniken Haga
A collection of stories written only by women Muslim writers/artists.
Because I have some Arabic family, I've always found the culture really interesting. I love the language and find the culture intriguing, so when I heard about this anthology, I thought it was right up my alley, even if it is filled with love stories.

My biggest problem with this book was probably that it wasn't well constructed. The first 5 shorts were comics, but there was no real way telling where one stopped and the other b
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Ali
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book of stories spanning types and content. Well worth reading!
Cait
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful collection of stories that made me ache, laugh, and swoon in turn. There are stories in this collection that I know I will continually go back to, because they captured me so fully.
Jennifer
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Very sweet range of stories and necessary variety with various jewels in the mix of what defines a love story. Karuna Riazi's was one of my favorites as was Naziyya Haaque and Cam Montgomery's. ...more
Zainab Bint Younus
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Putting aside my own two contributions (ahem!), I did enjoy the rest of the anthology... some stories more than others. I love the theme that runs throughout every story, and especially the android comic!
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I wasn't that into the sequential art pieces that opened this anthology, but the text-only stories were very good overall. It's also really nice that the stories get to be by and about Muslims without being About Being Muslim. ...more
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