The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

‘Faith, to me, is not a leap but an affirmation of personal experience with Islam.  I gave myself permission to live in the world as I saw it, not as I was told to see it.’

I picked up this book after reading two novels by Ms Wilson (‘Alif the Unseen’ and ‘The Bird King’).

This is Ms Wilson’s story, of her journey to Islam, of teaching English in Egypt, of falling in love and subsequently marrying an Egyptian man. It’s a journey between cultures, of seeking to reconcile differing values in two very different worlds.

Faith is deeply personal, and I appreciate Ms Wilson’s story of her journey.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith