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Muslim Girls Get the Blues

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Muslim womanhood and sensuality are rarely found in the same sentence, but a new collection of first-person accounts by Muslim women of romance and relationships challenges cultural and religious stereotypes.

It’s called “InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women” (Soft Skull Press/2012). The anthology contains an essay by Greensboro writer Deonna Kelli Sayed, who contributed the story of how she fell in love with and proposed to her husband. She joins host Frank Stasio to discuss religion and romance.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Content Director Lindsay Foster Thomas is a multiplatform journalist and audio storyteller with a background in public radio that began right here at WUNC.