"We can learn much about a culture through its writers, particularly from memoirs and fiction that heighten our awareness of shared human values and experiences as well as from the uniqueness of particular experiences. The narratives selected for the 'Points of View' theme span geography, time, and culture, recounting the experiences of Muslims and non-Muslims living in Muslim-majority societies. Islam as a religion serves as the background in these stories, much as a church community might in an American work of fiction."
Points of View was developed by Deborah Amos, international correspondent, reporting on the Middle East for National Public Radio News. She can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.