Christopher Johannson must make the most difficult decision of his adult life: announcing to his kind yet devoted Christian parents and eventually the rest of American society that he has chosen Allah seven months after 9/11. Excommunicated by his family for his disclosure yet determined to teach in one of the most dangerous school districts in the United States, Christopher-now Muhammad-packs everything he owns (which isn't much) and moves to Texas, where after several months of abuse and isolation he finds himself in the lobby of a psychiatrist's office searching for meaning between his decisions of the past and his current mental breakdown. His reflections ultimately lead to one unresolved question: was his decision to embrace Islam-a religion viewed at best as suspicious in most countrymen's eyes after 9/11-a divine calling, or was it a consequence of a man who was tired of feeling ignored because he failed to measure up to the standards of mainstream society? A story about a young man in the grips of an identity crisis, Mom, I'm a Muslim also depicts a country's home front struggling to make sense of itself and also failing to maintain its composure during the war on terror and rapid social transition.
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 26th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4