Further Reading

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Cultural Assimilation

To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America
Tara Bahrampour
A twenty-six-year-old journalist, who experienced the culture and traditions of life in Iran before settling in the U.S., describes the complexities and contradictions of Iranian society, when she returns for a visit. An insightful, affecting memoir.

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America
Firoozeh Dumas
Dumas offers readers a warm, engaging collection of essays about the challenges of adaptation faced by her family after moving from Iran to Southern California.

Islam, Europe's Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape
A country-by-country survey of Islam by recognized experts from France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and the Benelux countries.

A Heart Turned East: Among the Muslims of Europe and America
Adam LeBor
A correspondent for the London Times offers a passionate chronicle of his quest to understand what life is like for Muslims living in Western countries.

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam
Tariq Ramadan
Ramadan, described as one of "Islam's most innovative and important voices," argues for a reinterpretation of universal Islamic principles that allows for better integration with western secular societies

Islam in America
Jane I. Smith
Smith introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in this country, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims.