Creating an Islamic-American Culture
In honor of Women’s History Month, a variety of lists generated by authors showed a vibrant array of Muslim women engaged in writing and reviewing. The lists highlight the diversity of Muslim women involved in academic, popular, and activist endeavors in the Muslim world. The lists also demonstrate the emerging body of work produced by Muslim women reflective of their Islamic and cultural experiences. Check them out!
Author Umm Juwariyah starts her list by stating, “I will not be writing about Susan B. Anthony, Hilary Clinton, Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, or Julia Alvarez.” Instead, Umm Juwariyah uses her space to give prominence to Muslim women writers and authors. Authors include novelists, bloggers, and activist writers.
Author Karimah Grayson generated her list to “introduce 12 Muslim women authors, editors, and/or reviewers that have an impact on Muslim fiction.” Grayson provides a comprehensive list of Muslim women involved in various aspects of the growing body of Muslim fiction throughout the world. By mentioning editors and reviewers with authors, Grayson exhibits an inclusive appreciation for the work of Muslim women in the literary world.
These lists provide a cross-section of some of the incredible literary, academic, and social work Muslim women are doing and show the mark they are making in the broader socio-cultural dialogue. Use them to learn more about these incredible Muslim women!