A Book Project Deserving Attention of All Writers

 

An email message received by Pakistan Link about a laudable scholarly project states:
Are you tired of Osama Bin Laden and Sadam Hussein being the voices of Islam? "Finding Mecca: The American Muslim Experience" is a new book project that aims to uncover the voice of the vast majority of American Muslims -- parents, students, doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers, artists -- you.
Submissions are currently being accepted from American Muslims who are proud of their religion and their country and would like to share their thoughts through poetry, prose (short story or essay), photography, or art. Submissions must be previously unpublished and reflect a positive image of Islam in the daily lives of Muslims in America.
With so many negative images of Islam and Muslims, it is imperative to counter the daily barrage of terrorism and war footage with the beauty and peace that can be reflected in the small, seemingly mundane moments of everyday life. This is the goal.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting new project, email your submissions to Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi at npashazaidi@yahoo.com and include your name and contact information. Although there is no pay, accepted submissions will be given credit in the acknowledgements.
The loudest voices don't have to be the only ones.

 

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