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Dear friends,
Thank you all for your support during my book launch, thank you for coming to my book readings, for your feedback, and for getting the word out. Keep the critique coming.
Best, Sabeeha
Upcoming Book Readings

September 4, 2016

Islamic Society of North America
Meet The Author
3:40 p.m.  Session 15J. Room #33
Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr
Rosemont, Illinois

September 8, 2016

Watchung Booksellers
7:00 pm. - 8:00 p.m.
54 Fairfield St.
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, New Jersey, 07042
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September 20, 2016

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens  
7:00 p.m.
147-54 Ash Avenue, Flushing
New York, 11355

September 29, 2016
Jewish Community Center
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
  Staten Island Museum. August 14, 2016

"How long did it take you to write the book?"
This question from a young boy in the audience. While the adults asked questions about Islam, Muslims, and arranged marriages, this young boy wanted to know the nuts and bolts of writing a book. Pretty impressive, won't you say!

In the auditorium of this beautiful museum, over 80 people congregated on a hot Sunday afternoon (it was cool inside) for a book reading, later munching on samosas and kebobs, courtesy of Debra Feaser, Edward Jones.
"How many times did your parents say 'no' before saying 'yes' to your marriage proposal?" asked another member.  I won't give away the answer. Come to my next book reading.
Kinokuniya Book Store. August 27, 2016

A beautiful lady in the audience stood up and said, '. . . What you just read about the Pakistani culture, is just like the Chinese culture.' She then related her experience, ver batim what I had read, and closed by saying that she was Miss China. How about that! 
My Monday Blog this week:

Where Are You From?

I will no longer be offended when someone asks me that. See where one question can lead you! I ended up having a conversation with an Iranian refugee.
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My Recent Blogs
...But Children Can't Vote
Says who!
They have more power than we give them credit for - soft power, that is. And yesterday Laila, my 12 year-old grand daughter seized that power, when she posed the question to Khizr Khan. Yes, the same Khizr Khan who is married to Ghazala, and lost a son in the Iraq war.
The Genie Is Out of The Bottle
What lay repressed by exercise of restraint, buried under layers of civilized behavior, simmering in the subconscious, is now unleashed. I am referring to bigotry and prejudice. Allow me to get really specific: Islamophobia. It was considered uncivilized and un-American to express hate. Now, thanks to the election rhetoric, it has been sanctioned.

Letting Go

While taking a morning walk, have you ever come across a piece of artwork left on the sidewalk . . . Why did he let go? Perhaps he got tired looking at it . . . Will it stop a jogger in his tracks and find a new admirer, or will it be crushed by the indifferent, indiscriminating garbage truck? What about the artist who created this work of art? Marium Agha wonders about this every time she exhibits her artwork. “Letting go is hard”...

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Quote . . . 

“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
- Rumi
 Pakistani artist, Marium Agha's artwork
The audio version of
Threading My Prayer Rug
is now available on Audible.
Narrated by Yours Truly.
Threading My Prayer Rug.
One Woman's Journey From Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

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