G. Willow Wilson’s “The Butterfly Mosque” is available in the Cobber Bookstore. Photo by Emely Kransvik

“The Butterfly Mosque” to be upcoming summer read

This summer, hundreds of incoming freshmen will read the memoir of a young American woman and hear her questions about faith, following her brave journey to Egypt, where she decided […]

 

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