Nomad : from Islam to America--a personal journey through the clash of civilizations
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- ISBN: 1439157316
- ISBN: 9781439157312
xxi, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
- Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
|Formatted Contents Note:||pt. 1. A problem family -- My father -- My half sister -- My mother -- My brother's story -- My brother's son -- My cousins -- Letter to my grandmother -- pt. 2. Nomad again -- Nomad again -- America -- Islam in America -- pt. 3. Sex, money, violence -- School and sexuality -- Money and responsibility -- Violence and the closing of the Muslim mind -- pt. 4. Remedies -- Opening the Muslim mind : an enlightenment project -- Dishonor, death, and feminists -- Seeking God but finding Allah -- Conclusion: The Miyé and the Magaalo -- Epilogue: Letter to my unborn daughter -- The AHA Foundation.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 May #2
Hirsi Ali follows up her highly acclaimed book Infidel (2007), which described her transition from obedient Muslim woman to international feminist, with a closer look at her nomadic journey from Somalia to Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia to Kenya to Holland, where she was a member of parliament, and now the U.S. But she offers a broader picture of the lives of other Muslim immigrants to put her own life in perspective. Hirsi Ali details the high cost to her family of the clash of cultures in the Islamic diaspora: estrangement from her parents, her sister's depressions and early death, her brother's crumbled prospects beneath the weight of outsize expectations. She offers an intimate look at the dynamics of Muslim familiesâtheir tendency to isolate themselves out of fear of persecution and how and why so many young men turn to radical Islam. Exploring Muslim attitudes on money, sex, and violence, Hirsi Ali identifies the public schools, feminist movement, and Christian church as the institutions that can most effectively help Muslim families transition to Western nations. A thought-provoking book sure to stir as much debate and controversy as Infidel. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the author of The Caged Virgin and Infidel, and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her commitment to conflict resolution, ethics, and world citizenship, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Heroes Award. In 2007 she established the AHA Foundation (www. theahafoundation. org), to help protect and defend the rights of women in the West against militant Islam.