Conclusion—“Half In, Half Out”: Willow Wilson and Ms. Marvel to the Rescue

In: In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing
John C. Waldmeir
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Willow Wilson’s best-selling autobiography, The Butterfly Mosque (2010), introduced her as someone who’s religious and cultural identities found a home somewhere in-between more traditional options. In the spirit of her personal insights, Wilson has created numerous characters that exhibit similar in-between traits. The religious significance of these subsequent identities is deepened by the journeys she narrates for her characters, voyages that carry them between everyday realities and the mysteries realms of spirits and jinn.

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