First review received of ‘Submitting to God’


from Press News, posted 02/21/2011 - 12:45

Every NIAS book published is sent to a generous number of academic journals for review (usually about 20). To improve the chances of having the book reviewed, we like to ask first. The result is that we have a better than average ‘hit rate’ for books reviewed.

The problem is, however, that not all journals tell us when they review our books. A case in point is this review of Sylva Frisk’s Submitting to God, which was published in Contemporary Islam late last year but only noticed by us today. Sadly for us, the review also only mentions the US edition of the book (always a problem when one sells co-editions to other publishers).

The reviewer, David Banks, is rather impressed by the study:

“Sylva Frisk’s Submitting to God is an important contribution to the understanding of grassroots women’s Islamic activities in Malaysia. … I strongly recom­mend [it] to readers seeking a humane approach to Islam in Malaysia, a text that is not filled with negative images and addresses real spiritual as well as other social issues.”

There is much, much more in this vein. Go here to read the full review.


 

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