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My Accidental Jihad

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ISBN-10: 1616200685

ISBN-13: 9781616200688

Edition: 2014

Authors: Krista Bremer

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Normal.dotm 0 0 1 16 96 Algonquin 1 1 117 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Two people who grew up oceans and cultures apart make the brave attempt to cross the divide and forge one family.Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born husband, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter as a non-Muslim married to a Muslim.Buton a running trail in North Carolina, shemet Ismail. He was exotic, kind, fifteen years her senior, and he loved to run in the woods as much as she did. From running acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of what happens when two people--an American raised in a middle-class family in Southern California and a Muslim raised in an impoverished fishing village on the Libyan coast--commit to one another without forsaking their own identities. It is the story of a bicultural marriage--and aren't all marriages bicultural? Whether we marry someone from the opposite side of the world or from our own hometown, we are bound to discover that our mate has very different language, stories, and assumptions about the life we share. Normal.dotm 0 0 1 188 1077 Algonquin 8 2 1322 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Fascinating, often funny, and profoundly moving, this meditation on tolerance explores what it means to understand another culture and, just as important, to understand your own. It is Krista Bremer's unexpected struggle, her accidental Jihad.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 4/22/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 51 293 Algonquin 2 1 359 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}Krista Bremer is the associate publisher of The Sun and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation award. Her essay on which this book is based, "My Accidental Jihad," received a Pushcart Prize.Her essays have been published in O: The Oprah Magazine, More magazine, and The Sun, and she's been featured on NPR and in the PBS series Arab American Stories.