Healing Khadijah Hussein: A Humor Novel About Burqas, Naqib, Malaysia, Culture-Clash and the Power of Friendship

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Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D., Jan 31, 2007 - Fiction - 237 pages
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The scene is set as Khadijah Hussein, a westernized, fashionable, Malaysian fashion model and the mother of two turns up at her local Mosque dressed in a Burqa complete with a veil. She is unable to communicate except to utter Muslim prayers. Khadijah's frantic husband contacts her Singapore alumni group including psychiatrist, Dr. Linda Belgrove, who diagnoses Khadijah as having suffered 'Identity Fracture, the worst case she have ever seen.' Members of Khadijah's alumni group decide to take her on a voyage of rediscovery to well known healing sites in Asia, Europe and America to restore Khadijah's identity and allow her to return to her children and husband. The result is a tongue-in-cheek look at Identity issues in Muslim Malaysia following the invasion of Iraq. Culture-clash, thousands of years old religious traditions, and the meaning of life are all examined in this fast-paced Humor Novel set in Malaysia, Singapore, Hawaii, France, Arizona, and the former North Borneo.
 

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Contents

Identity Fracture
1
Further Consideration
11
Sentosa Island
21
Museum Tour
39
The Game Farm
55
Into Malaysia
67
Penang
95
KuanYin
111
Chapter 9 Three Temples in One Day
125
Midnight at Kuala Lumpur
139
To Lourdes
149
To Maui
159
Molokai
169
To Sedona
197
Sarawak
215
Return to Penang
229

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Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. is a retired School Psychologist. She is the author of eleven novels including 5 Star Midwest Book Reviewed "Aloha And Mai Tais. Her screenplay adaptation of "Journey Great Barrier Reef" set in Australia was a winner in both the 2003 Telluride Indiefest Screenplay contest and the 2005 Key West Indiefest Screenplay Contest.

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