It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race
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In 2016 Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalisation of Muslim men to the “general submissiveness” of Muslim women—but Mariam was pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself this way.
Here are the voices you won’t see represented in the national news headlines: Muslim women speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country.
What does it mean to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According the media, it’s all about the burqa. To launch this exceptional collection Editor Mariam Khan will be joined on a panel by contributors Jamilla Hekmoun, Salma El-Wardany, Aina Khan, Raifa Rafiq and Coco Khan with readings from contributors Amna Saleem, Sufiya Ahmed and Afshan D’souza-Lodhi.
Tickets: £18 including a copy if It’s Not About the Burqa (RRP £14.99) / £8 standard / £5 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Student or Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.
Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road
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