Ayesha Mattu talks about Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lifes of American Muslim Women ($15.95). Romance, dating, sex and Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 writers sweep aside stereotypes and share stories of their search for love — from singles' events and online dating to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a Muslim twist. For this special event, Ayesha Mattu will be joined by local contributor and comedian, Zahra Noorbakhsh.
Pakistani-American Ayesha Mattu is a writer and international development consultant. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN.com, the International Museum of Women, Religion Dispatches, and the award-winning blog, Rickshaw Diaries. She was selected a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the ASMA Society in 2009. She lives in Northern California.
In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search for love can be--from singles' events and college flirtations to arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist.