Baraka is working on a literary anthology of non-fiction, personal stories by American Muslim women on courtship and/or dating.
Announcing a call for non-fiction, personal stories by American Muslim women on courtship and/or dating to be published in an anthology.
We are looking for talented writers to pitch well-written, surprising and compelling anecdotes for a book on loving and looking for love while Muslim.
WHY A BOOK ABOUT COURTSHIP/DATING?
There is a stereotype about Muslim women out there that does not show them as the thinking, feeling, lively people with loving hearts and independent minds that we know them to be. Partially, this is because there just aren’t enough real-life stories about Muslim women being told by Muslim women themselves.
The purpose of this collection is to take control of our narrative by telling our own stories, emphasizing the humanity we all share and celebrating the quirks that make us unique. We hope to do that through stories about courtship/dating because these rituals exist in every societal context; the search for a partner is universal.
We’re excited at the prospect of amplifying the voices of American Muslim women. If you think such perspectives need to be heard too, we invite you to contribute your story!
The deadline to send in a 300-500 word pitch describing the highlights of your story is January 15. Go read the details on Baraka’s blog.