Author Aisa Purak

The Zebra Ink recently held a Holiday Pop Up Book Shoppe in Rochester, NY. One of the featured authors that day was Aisa Purak.

Meet Aisa Purak

Author Aisa Purak Aiša Purak was born in a small, beautiful village called Jastrebac in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She attended Gazi Husrev-begova medresa, a girls high school in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina dedicated to religious education. As a refugee from Bosnia, she came to Rochester, New York and started working with the Bosnian community, primarily with women and children. Additionally, she started writing for Bosnian newspapers and web portals, speaking on variety of issues on collages, churches, mosques , working with Bosnian community including work with : youth, women, choir, Qur’an classes for women and organizing many community events. Also, participating in interfaith dialog, leading and organizing programs to help build road in my village in Bosnia.

She received her Associates Degree from Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, in Computer Science in May, 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer of Science from The College at Brockport, State University of New York in May 2009, and in the fall of 2016, she completed her Master of Arts in History there as well.

She published numerous publications in her native Bosnian language in a variety of newspapers and magazines, mostly covering women’s issues and misconceptions in Islam. She has visited many Bosnian mosques across the United States and Canada, giving lectures on women’s rights and social involvement. She has also given lectures on the same issues in churches and universities in the Rochester area.Bosnian Immigrants from Author Aisa Purak

Aisa Purak published her first book titled “Bosnian Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges”. Her book evaluates the study of a sample of 100 Bosnian families who immigrated to Rochester and found a way to adapt to life in the new society. These Bosnians still face cultural and religious challenges, even after over a decade living here. The book is about the journey of Bosnian Muslim Refugees coming to America and their struggles in making a life in America.”

To connect with Aisa, please visit her on facebook .

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