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Who created it? Baker, Deborah, 1959-
What's it called? The convert : a tale of exile and extremism / Deborah Baker.
Who published it? Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2011.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  297.574092 Bak  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 246 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-243).
What's it about? What drives a young woman raised in a postwar New York City suburb to convert to Islam, abandon her country and Jewish faith, and embrace a life of exile in Pakistan? The convert tells the story of how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant and celebrated voices of Islam's argument with the West.
What's in it? The marble library. al-Hijrah : the escape ; The Mawlana ; Doubt -- Jahiliyya, the age of barbarism and ignorance. The misfit ; Paagal Khanaah ; The convert -- The concrete library. The renegade ; A war between and within ; The lifted veil.
Helpful subjects! Maryam Jameelah, 1934-
Maudoodi, Syed Abul ĎAla, 1903-1979.
Muslim converts -- United States -- Biography.
Muslim women -- United States -- Biography.
Muslim women -- Pakistan -- Lahore -- Biography.
Special numbers! 1555975828 (trade)
9781555975821 (trade)
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