Great Fiction by or about Muslims

You've read The Kite Runner and want more. Maybe you’re seeking to explore Islam more deeply. What are some great reads about (and mostly by) people who are Muslim?

Muslim girl readingReading Lolita in Tehran was on the NYT bestseller list for 117 weeks!

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf is about a devout Muslim family in 1970s Indiana.

Secret Son was picked to be the Seattle Reads title for 2010. The author, born in Morocco, portrays the life of a 19 year old young man in Casablanca and his struggle to find his missing father.

Mohsin Hamid has written a short provocative novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and his newer book, Moth Smoke, about a middle-class banker in Pakistan, is inventive.

I really liked An Unnecessary Woman, the story of a single older woman who translates books for her own enjoyment; it's funny and engaging!

Lastly, Zadie Smith's first book, White Teeth, was a huge hit and on the TIME magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. She writes about different cultures mixing in modern London.

I know there are a lot more! What are your favorites?

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