Watch Love Live!

Did you miss a reading of Love, InshAllah when we came to your hometown? Don’t fret, our dear friend Omar Mendoza put together this short video of selected readings from our event at LA’s fabulous bookstore, Book Soup. Enjoy!

Love Inshallah. Selected readings at Book Soup. (Los Angeles) from Omar Mendoza on Vimeo.

Raising our voices

Love InshAllah on Al-Hurra TV!

The global press continues to be intrigued by Muslim women openly and honestly raising their voices to share their stories:

Journalist Meeta Kaur wrote a wonderful review in Hyphen Magazine (& will be moderating a Love InshAllah panel discussion tonight in Milpitas!):

Sometimes a book can weave its way into your consciousness so deeply that the characters and stories merge with you, mirroring back buried pieces of you, and expand your thinking in unimaginable ways. Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women, edited by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu, is one such book.

Al-Hurra TV (based in Dubai) ran a lively Arabic video feature on the book and our reading at LA’s Book Soup. Orange County’s The Daily Pilot writer Mona Shadi wrote a feature too.

There were also a number of features on our amazing contributors:

Deonna Kelli Sayed (‘Even Muslim girls get the blues’) had a fascinating interview with NPR on her Love InshAllah story + her book Paranormal Obsession.

Leila Khan (‘Rerouting’) was interviewed by KPFA’s awesome APEX Express, which highlights Asian & Pacific Islander perspectives. Her insights begin at the 36-minute mark, here.

Community organizer and contributing writer Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed (‘Punk drunk love’) was selected as Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) 2011 Unsung Hero. Taz gives us ways to ‘pay it forward‘ at her blog.

For those of you in Boston, our contributor Zahra Noorbaksh (‘The Birds, the bees – and my hole”) will be performing her hilarious one-woman show ‘All Atheists are Muslim’ at Boston University tomorrow night!

Filmmaker and contributor Nijla Mumin’s new film Two Bodies was featured in two recent film festivals. You can catch the trailer, here.

And, finally, Our Other Sisters interviewed Zahra, and Where the Girls Go featured contributor Najva Sol (‘The first time’).