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If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan

Author: Carla Power
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship -- between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh -- had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Carla Power; Muḥammad Akram Nadwī; Muḥammad Akram Nadwī; Carla Power; Carla Power
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carla Power
ISBN: 9780805098198 0805098194
OCLC Number: 881041832
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2015
Description: x, 336 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: A map for the journey --
Part one. The origins. The Quran in twenty-five words ; An American in the East ; A Muslim in the West ; Road trip to the Indian madrasa ; A migrant's prayer mat --
Part two. The home. Pioneer life in Oxford ; Nine thousand hidden women ; "The little rosy one" ; Veiling and unveiling ; Reading "The women" --
Part 3. The world. A pilgrim's progress ; Jesus, Mary, and the Quran ; Beyond politics ; The pharaoh and his wife ; War stories ; The last lesson --
Conclusion: Everlasting return.
Responsibility: Carla Power.

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Tells the story of how author and her long-time friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities.  Read more...

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PULITZER PRIZE FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTNamed A Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Denver Post A vibrant tale of a friendship... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and Read more...

 
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