Nura Maznavi is a writer, attorney, and the editor of the groundbreaking anthologies, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women and Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy. These works were featured globally by media including the New York Times, NPR, the BBC, Washington Post, Guardian, Times of India, Dawn Pakistan, and Jakarta Post and garnered her an invitation to deliver a TEDx talk on the image of Muslim women.
Nura believes in the power and importance of the personal narrative -- of stories that reveal our humanity and connect us on an intimate level. Love InshAllah and Salaam Love tell the love stories of 47 American Muslims and smashes the “monolith” of what it means to be a Muslim – the writers are from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, hold beliefs that range from secular to orthodox, and include straight, gay, single, married, and widowed women and men.
Nura is currently the Director of the Pro Bono Service Initiative at the University of Chicago Law School, where she works with law students to provide meaningful legal representation to underrepresented communities. A California native, Nura lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters and is working on her first novel.