Ayesha Mattu & Nura Maznavi

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  • Salaam, Love

Ayesha Mattu is a writer and international development consultant. She lives in San Francisco.

Nura Maznavi is an attorney, writer, and Fulbright scholar. She lives in Chicago. They are the authors of Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women.

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Salaam, Love

American Men on Love, Sex and Intimacy

On the heels of the groundbreaking collection Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women comes the other side of the story. In this book, American Muslim men speak openly for the first time about their love lives, offering frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts—and bedrooms. Twenty-two writers from varied ethnic, racial and religious perspectives take us along as they search for love and passion. These honest and provocative stories reflect the strength and diversity of both their faith community and of America.

Praise for Salaam, Love

This is a magnificent collection. It’s all here: love, loss, confusion, sex, and more than sex, that magical quest for intimacy. In short, what it means to be human: seeking, finding, losing, cherishing. A wonderful contribution to American Muslim narratives in their own voices.

Omid Safi, author of Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters

This diverse and humane anthology documents what heartbreak and hilarity goes down (often in silence) in the American Muslim community. It should also confuse government agents.

Ali Eteraz, author of Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man
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