By G. Willow Wilson
The intense tale of an all-American girl’s conversion to Islam and her resulting romance with a tender Egyptian guy, The Butterfly Mosque is a gorgeous articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world.
When G. Willow Wilson—already an finished author on sleek faith and the center East at simply twenty-seven—leaves her atheist mom and dad in Denver to review at Boston college, she enrolls in an Islamic reports path that ends up in her stunning conversion to Islam and sends her on a fated trip throughout continents and into an doubtful future.
She settles in Cairo the place she teaches English and submerges herself in a tradition in response to her followed faith. after which she meets Omar, a passionate younger guy with a delicate resentment of the Western affects in his native land. They fall in love, stepping into a bold courting that calls into query the very nature of kinfolk, trust, and culture. Torn among the secular West and Muslim East, Willow files her intensely own fight to forge a “third culture” that may accommodate her personal values with no compromising the chums and relations on each side of the divide.
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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson