There are various women throughout the world and for this year’s Women’s History Month I would like to introduce 12 Muslim women authors, editors, and/or reviewers that have an impact on Muslim fiction.
First, meet Layla Abdullah-Poulos. Words cannot say how much I appreciate this sister. She is working hard on getting Muslim Fiction on the map. She reviews novels written by Native Born American Muslims so people can learn about the nuances within the American Muslim Community. Check out her Facebook page by clicking the link below.
Next, meet Zeneefa Zaneer. Zeneefa is a Muslim sister from Sri Lanka. She writes novels in English but let’s us know about the situations within Sri Lanka. She weaves tells about familial and cultural issues. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below for more information about Zeneefa and her books.
Now we’re going to meet Papatia Feauxzar. If you like risque reading, this is the author for you! Her books are intriguing and thought provoking. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below to read her treasure trove of books.
Meet Karimah Grayson, a fairly new author in the Muslim Fiction genre. Her books addresses issues within the African-American community and deals with love and death as well as intrigue and murder. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below for additional information.
Fatima Ibrahim is an author that delved into Science Fiction and familial situations from a Muslim’s perspective. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below.
Now we come to Hend Hegazi. In addition to her books telling stories of families of different ethnic groups and cultures, she also interviews her characters in order for the readers to know them better. Click on the link below to visit her Facebook page to learn more.
Amina Niang is a very new author. However, her book Destiny discusses domestic violence and how it affects everyone and not just the two people involved. Visit her Facebook page for more information about her book.
Saadia Faruqi opened my eyes to situations within Pakistan and how different people make decisions in their lives. Visit her Facebook page to find out more about her and her books.
Karemah Al Hark writes children’s books for all children, but specifically for Muslim children. Her books help them develop moral character in accordance to Islam. Visit her Facebook page for more information.
LaYinka Sanni is an editor and educator. She creates lessons for the youth to learn how to become writers and craft and weave stories that others want to read. Visit her Facebook page for additional information.
Elizabeth Lymer is an author and rhymer from the UK who writes for children. She creates competitions for children to engage with her books. Find more at her Facebook page.
Author of His Other Wife Series, Umm Zakiyyah writes about polygamy and how it is handled within the Muslim community. Visit her Facebook page below for additional information.
This is just a few of the Muslim authors out there, but let’s celebrate these women.