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Author Sabeeha Rehman Visits East Brunswick Public Library

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts a special author visit with Sabeeha Rehman on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 pm.

Rehman is the author of the 2016 memoir “Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim.” The book shares her reflections on what it is like to be Muslim in American society.

She came to the United States in 1971 after a hurried arranged marriage. Raising children in the absence of a Muslim community, she worked on establishing one in Staten Island, culminating in the building of a mosque. She has spent the last several decades actively engaging in interfaith dialogue and co-founding the National Autism Association New York Metro chapter.

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“Threading My Prayer Rug” was named one of Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction Books of 2017 and received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Awards’ Spiritual Category.

This author program is free and open to the public, thanks to co-sponsorship form the New Jersey Chapters of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and the East Brunswick Human Relations Council. More information about Lehman’s book can be found online at www.sabeeharehman.com.

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