Medina Tenour Whiteman is a writer, poet, translator and musician. She is the author of a collection of poetry, 'Love is a Traveller and We Are its Path', and Huma's 'Travel Guide to Islamic Spain'. She lives near Granada, Spain, with her husband and three children.
'A remarkably balanced, well-researched account of the Muslim world, with nine pages of resource material expanded upon at the back of the book. Each chapter in her book is a mini travelogue comprising of life and historical events crafted with eloquent writing and sharp-witted humour.' -- The Daily Star 'A sincere and nuanced reflection on race, identity and the author's experiences as a white Muslim. ... [with] beautiful prose and equally beautiful analogies.' -- The New Arab 'An important contribution to the conversation about diversity that deserves to be widely read. A rare perspective--peaceful, balanced, lucid and attractive. It might well be a glimpse into the future of a British Islam, confident in its identity, at ease with its setting.' -- Leila Aboulela, author of 'Bird Summons', 'Minaret' and 'The Translator' 'Medina Tenour Whiteman has approached a unique, complicated branch of Muslim identity with sensitivity and nuance. This book shows that faith is more than adherence to ritual--it is also a means to find oneself.' -- Hussein Kesvani, author of 'Follow Me, Akhi' 'A bold and beautifully written memoir of searing honesty and warmth. Whiteman gracefully grapples with the complex layers of identity, whiteness and culture as she maps out the landscape of her life, all the while drawing in history and belief in her uniquely eloquent style.' -- Remona Aly, journalist and broadcaster