In this conversation, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi talk about their book, Love, Inshallah, in which 25 American Muslim writers talk about their experience of love.
Ayesha Mattu (left) is a writer and international development consultant. Her writing has appeared in CNN.com, The Huffington Post, 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. Ayesha is working on a memoir about losing faith and finding love from which The Opening is excerpted in Love, InshAllah. She lives with her husband and son in Northern California.
Nura Maznavi (right) is a civil rights attorney, writer, and Fulbright Scholar. She has worked with migrant workers in Sri Lanka, on behalf of prisoners in California, and with a national legal advocacy organization leading a program to end racial and religious profiling. Nura is working on a screenplay and several short stories. Nura’s third love—after food and traveling—is California, where she was raised and lives currently.
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Published March 2012