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Asra Nomani

Asra Nomani, Author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam
September 18, 2005

Taking on an Extremist World

Text by Rukhmini Punoose. Photograph by Josette Youssef

It goes beyond being a mere documentation of two poignant events. Writer, Asra Nomani’s latest book, Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, has proved both a personal and social turning point, creating no mean furore among fundamentalist Islamist circles. Verve meets the former Wall Street Journal reporter in New York.
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