That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story (Paperback)

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With simple comic book-like illustrations and self-deprecating humor, Huda Fahmy regales her readers with her experiences finding the perfect husband, following Islamic proscriptions and remaining true to herself. Funny and informative for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, readers will identify with her universal struggles and longings.

— Jennifer G


Chaperones, suitors, and arranged marriages aren't only reserved for the heroines of a Jane Austen novel. They're just another walk in the park for this leading lady, who is on a mission to find her leading lad. From the brilliant comics Yes, I'm Hot in This, Huda Fahmy tells the hilarious story of how she met and married her husband. Navigating mismatched suitors, gossiping aunties, and societal expectations for Muslim women, That Can Be Arranged deftly and hilariously reveals to readers what it can be like to find a husband as an observant Muslim woman in the twenty-first century.

So relevant in today's evolving cultural climate, Fahmy's story offers a perceptive and personal glimpse into the sometimes sticky but ultimately rewarding balance of independent choice and tradition.

About the Author

Huda Fahmy grew up in Dearborn, MI, and has loved comics since she was a kid. She attended the University of Michigan where she majored in English. She taught English to middle and high schoolers for eight years before she started writing about her experiences as a visibly Muslim woman in America and was encouraged by her older sister to turn these stories into comics. Huda, her husband Gehad, and their son reside in Houston, Texas. She continues to identify as a hopeless romantic. Her writing and illustrations can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook under the handle @yesimhotinthis.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781524856229
ISBN-10: 1524856223
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English