One Community One Book 2017: “Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson

by on August 24th, 2017
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G. Willow Wilson – the award winning graphic novelist and author of the Marvel comic Ms Marvel will be one of the speakers at this year’s Iowa City Book Festival.  Her 2010 memoir “Butterfly Mosque” has been chosen as the 2017 One Community One Book title by the UI Center for Human Rights.

Raised in the US in an atheist family, author G. Willow Wilson surprised everyone, herself included, by converting to Islam in her late 20’s and moving half way around the world to start a new life.  Her memoir “Butterfly Mosque” is the story of her conversion; emigrating to Egypt and immersing herself in the Islamic culture; and the story of how she met, fell in love and married a Muslim man.

The One Community One Book project  is coordinated by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.  The goal of the project is to encourage people in our community to read and discuss the selected book in order to develop a greater community awareness of human rights issues locally, nationally and internationally.  For more information on the One Community One Book project, visit their website here.

ICPL staff will be hosting a Book Discussion of “Butterfly Mosque” on Saturday September 23rd at 10:30am in Meeting Room A.  All are welcome.  *Note: the author will not be at this discussion.

G. Willow Wilson will be in Iowa City in October as part of this year’s Iowa City Book Festival. For details of her event at Hancher Auditorium on Sunday, October 8th click here.

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