Wilson doesn’t just write about the so-called “clash of civilizations,” she lives it. Although she grew up in a secular home, she found that she wasn’t good at atheism. Drawn to Islam first academically and then existentially, she moved to Egypt where she met and married a Palestinian Egyptian. Occupying space between very disparate worlds, she serves as an insightful interpreter of the Sunni Muslim world for Westerners, especially in our post-9/11 times.


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