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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and… (urspr publ 2010; utgåvan 2011)

av Willow Wilson

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Documents the author's conversion from all-American atheist to Islam, a journey marked by her decision to relocate to Cairo, romance with a passionate young Egyptian, and her efforts to balance the virtues of both cultures.
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Titel:The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam
Författare:Willow Wilson
Info:Grove Press (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 320 pages
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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam av G. Willow Wilson (2010)

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meh.
I was hoping for a book about cultural change. there was far too much 'search for god' and 'spiritual enlightenment'. couldn't be arsed reading about spiritual awakening nonsense.
sorry. bit sad really. ( )
  mjhunt | Jan 22, 2021 |
This was such a beautiful book. I don't have much to add to a review of this book, except to say that it was incredibly personal and as such should be read as such. Meaning that Wilson's experiences may not speak to every Muslim. I had some quibbles with how the last section of the book was put together (the first 3/4 seemed to be mostly about her conversion and her relationship with Omar and then...it wasn't. The last 1/4 seemed more like disjointed essays. Still enjoyable, but it took me out of the narrative flow a little. Maybe just personal taste), but overall this was probably one of the best books I've read in 2016. A personal, individual, moving look at how important religion can be in a person's life. Highly recommended. ( )
  gossamerchild88 | Mar 30, 2018 |
Boring. Wilson's story seemed intriguing: a young woman from an atheist family converts to Islam, moves to Egypt, where she meets her husband. Sounds like an fascinating journey. Wilson is also the writer behind the Ms. Marvel comics so while that part was not something I cared too much about, it seemed like this would be a good library borrow.
 
And that is what the book is basically about. Her journey to becoming Muslim (which actually happens early in the book), then navigating this new world and her time in Egypt. She meets her husband and their courtship is described. They get married and eventually move back to the states. Unfortunately much of this happens post 9/11, so there is also that issue and all the afteraffects. 
 
Honestly? this was very disappointing. I knew someone who went through a somewhat similar journey (converting to Islam perhaps a few years after she did) so I thought this might provide some insight into his journey. He's also around the same age so it seemed like it could be a good fit. 
 
But as the negative reviews discuss, there is something very distant about the writing. It was enough to keep me somewhat intrigued about what was happening, but I wasn't particularly interested in her relationship with her husband. Books that are about religion/spirituality are also not "must-reads" for me and that's the same here. I never felt I understood why she converted and it just seemed like an afterthought. Maybe it's something she doesn't feel needs to be discussed or that it's too personal and private to share.
 
It wasn't for me. It's highly rated and I decided to give it a shot since I'd seen it mentioned here and there but this just completely missed the mark for me. I would guess this would speak to a lot of people but this just wasn't a good read for me. Skip it. ( )
  HoldMyBook | Feb 11, 2018 |
I'm grateful to Allegra for pointing this book out to me. It is a really wonderful memoir. The description of her travels really puts you in the place. Her struggles with love and family and Islam and culture are clearly recounted. I truly felt for her and her situation. I loved the chance to be inside her head as she worked to adapt to her new world. She shares her rocky parts and the smooth places. What a beautiful journey! A challenging read. It really makes you think, "What would I do? How would I react?" and marvel at her thoughtful decisions and choices. I wish her and Omar well. I thank her for sharing her odyssey. ( )
  njcur | May 31, 2016 |
This is a gorgeous memoir about a young American woman converting to Islam, moving to Egypt, and getting married to an Egyptian man (and his family) - all inside a year. Wilson writes beautifully about the challenges and happiness she found in all of this chaos. It was also fascinating to see her perspective on the place of Islam in the world - she moved to Egypt in the early 2000s, where she paid little attention to the American media and was a little blindsided by the increasing vitriol it generates about Muslims and Middle Easterners. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Mar 25, 2015 |
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