MANJI, Irshad




Author Tags: Religion, Women

Irshad Manji, a media entrepreneur, received her B.A. from UBC in 1990 and later wrote The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith (St. Martin's Press, 1999; New York: Griffin 2005). She criticizes mainstream Islam for its tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism and an uncritical acceptance of the Koran as the final, and therefore superior, manifesto of God. Manji wishes to see the United States serve as a reformatory influence, particularly with regard to the empowerment of Muslim women. Her other titles include My Mother Said (Ryland Peters & Small 2005) and Risking Utopia on the edge of a New Democracy (D&M 1997).

BOOKS:

Risking Utopia on the edge of a New Democracy (D&M 1997).
The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith (St. Martin's Press 1999; New York: Griffin 2005)
My Mother Said (Ryland Peters & Small 2005)
Allah, Liberty & Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom (Random House Canada 2011) 978-0-307-35808-0 $29.95 Can.

[BCBW 2011] "Religion" "Women"