[bksvol-discuss] Another submission

Minaret by Leila Aboulela has been uploaded to step one. This book has some 
junk characters at the bottom of some pages, so, whoever validates it should be 
aware of this. Here is the synopsis.

With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, 
especially to the rich Arab families whose houses she cleans in London. Twenty 
years earlier, Najwa, then an aristocratic Westernized Sudanese, could have 
never imagined this new life. She was a student at the University of Khartoum 
but her focus in life was on fashionable clothes, pop music, and parties. When 
a political coup forces Najwa's family into exile in London, she soon finds 
herself orphaned and completely alone. For the first time in her life, Najwa 
turns to the solace and companionship among the women at the mosque, and when 
she adopts the hijab, she begins to see the world anew. Then Najwa meets Tamer, 
the intense, lonely younger brother of her employer, and they find a common 
bond in her newfound faith and slowly, silently, begin to fall in love. Written 
with directness, simplicity, and force, Minaret is a stunning and insightful 
novel about one woman's journey toward spiritual peace.


Shannon
I am only one; but still I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do 
something. And, because I can not do everything, I will not refuse to do the 
something I can do.
Everet Edward Hale

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