Umm Zakiyyah was born in 1975 in Long Island, New York to parents who converted from Christianity to Islam shortly after they married. She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was named amongst Who’s Who for her academic and leadership achievements. A respected and accomplished essayist and poet, her work has been featured in Kola Magazine, The Indianapolis Recorder, and numerous collegiate publications. She has appeared on radio shows and has served as keynote speaker and guest lecturer in the US and Canada. She is currently named amongst Who's Who in America. Product Description From the author of the internationally acclaimed novel If I Should Speak comes the anxiously awaited sequel. In this deft second book, Umm Zakiyyah again takes us through the lives of Tamika and those who brush her life. Now Muslim, Tamika must face her Christian mother who instilled in her a love for Christ and made church the heartbeat of the family. Torn between her dedication to Islam, the longing of her soul, and her mother, the longing of her heart-her "lifeline," Tamika struggles to find peace somewhere in between. But she finds that something must give. A story of faith, determination, and love, A Voice penetrates the heart and moves the reader like no other, as the reader is transported from fiction to a reality so profound that one feels part of it.