My Accidental Jihad

My Accidental Jihad

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was passionate and sincere--and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of two people--a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village--who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own identities. It is the story of a bicultural marriage--and aren't all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we might discover that our mate is foreign to us, with very different language, memories, and assumptions about home and family. How we respond to difference is what shapes our families, our communities, and our world.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781622313921
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Sands, Xe
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio


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bnotash70 Feb 03, 2015

Hard to understand her total acceptance of the head covering part , although converting to any religion could be indication of inner growth, that part seems more like "OK, I'm different... " Her Libyan husband sounds like a good guy. Her daughter sounds like a strong young lady, but the headcovering for a girl in USA seems...hard and unnecessary. Being a teenager is hard anyhow, wearing different clothing makes it really tough.


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