I Bear Witness: Part 1
Paperback, 214 pages
Set in the city of New Orleans, I Bear Witness offers the reader a rare glimpse into the private journey and internal conflict of a young Muslim woman at a crossroads in her life. Anaya was taught from a young age that if she followed rules and tenets of Islam, she would be successful. So just as she adhered to her mother's strict recipes cooking and baking in the mosque's kitchen, Anaya obeys the edicts of her religion. Yet, despite her best efforts, things don't turn out exactly as planned. While pregnant with her first child, Anaya discovers a secret about her husband that makes her question her marriage, her upbringing, and even her beliefs. With the life she had so carefully put together collapsing around her, Anaya must learn the true meaning of faith.