How do you deal with being a representative for your religion when you struggle with your own faith? Harvard Book Store and the Harvard Islamic Society welcome the Shalom Hartman Institute’s HAROON MOGHUL for a discussion of his book, How to Be a Muslim: An American Story—a memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity.
How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, searchign for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it’s like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.