Muslim in Appalachia

Women Explore Rural Muslim Identity in the South

Two Muslim women from the rural South said they have a complicated relationship with their communities, which can be both accepting of their religious choices and simultaneously heartless. This article was originally published by the Daily Yonder, but features a conversation moderated by 100 Days in Appalachia’s Digital Managing Editor […]

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Q&A: W.Va. Author Rajia Hassib Explores Muslim, American Tensions in ‘A Pure Heart’

In “A Pure Heart,” the forthcoming second novel by Egyptian-American author and Appalachian Rajia Hassib, protagonist Rose struggles to reconcile her identities as both an Egyptian and an American after her sister is killed in a suicide bombing in Cairo.  Rose married an American – a West Virginian– and immigrated […]

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