The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam

The first popular history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments. It portrays over 50 extraordinary Muslim women from the birth of Islam in the 7th century CE through the 19th century who have played crucial roles in shaping the religion and in scholarship, the arts and much more. More

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About Jennifer Heath

Jennifer Heath is a writer, editor and curator, the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including SuperColón: Admiral of the Ocean Sea, illustrated by Kristine Smock, Black Velvet: The Art We Love to Hate, A House White With Sorrow, On the Edge of Dream: The Women of Celtic Myth and Legend, The Echoing Green: The Garden in Myth and Memory, The Scimitar and The Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam. Her edited anthologies include The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics, Uncontained: Writers and Photographers in the Garden and on the Margins, Primal Picnics: Writers Invent Creation Myths for their Favorite Foods and Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women. Her traveling art exhibitions include Black Velvet: The Art We Love to Hate and The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces. www.theveilbook.com.

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