Stay, Daughter: A Memoir of Muslim Girlhood
Stay, Daughter: A Memoir of Muslim Girlhood

A coming-of-age memoir of a Muslim girl who overcomes the obstacles of tradition to get an education and become independent. The story unfolds in a traditional community that is becoming more Westernized, and deals with an issue many Muslim communities deal with today: how to balance Islamic orthodoxy with the freedoms and innovations of modernity.

 

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Genre: 

  • Biography

Age Level: 

  • Adult
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Author Yasmin Azad recounts her childhood growing up in Ceylon, now modern-day Sri Lanka, and how she and her family wrestle with maintaining traditional customs as the culture around them slowly changes. Most notably, she writes about the advanced education of girls in their Muslim community, and the Christian customs that trickle in and influence their evolving viewpoints.

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