It's Not About the Burqa: Mariam Khan in conversation
‘Refreshing, insightful and occasionally raw, It’s Not About The Burqa is a phenomenal collection of essays by a very diverse range of Muslim women. An absolute must read for anyone wanting to better understand the lives and experiences of Muslim women in the West ’
—Akeela Ahmed MBE
Following on from last year’s sold out event at our Charing Cross Rd branch, British writer and activist Mariam Khan and a panel of guest speakers return to pick up the conversation, and discuss the last twelve months since the publication of the game-changing It’s Not About The Burqa.
A frank and diverse collection of essays about faith, love, feminism, sex and queer identity, It’s Not About The Burqa is an affirming compilation of true accounts from Muslim women today, and an answer to David Cameron’s assumption of ‘general submissiveness of Muslim women’. Editor and contributor Khan will be joined by writer and performer Afshan D’souza-Lodhi, co-founder of on-line publisher Amaliah, Nafisa Bakkar, writer and journalist Salma Haidrani and teacher and researcher Afia Ahmed to retrace some of the steps of last year’s discussion and see what, if anything, has changed for the women who put their voices to this extraordinary project. She will also branch out to encompass regional stories and the impact of the media on representation outside of the capital city.
The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing with Khan and the contributors.
The event is part of a week of female-focused talks, discussions and debates in the run up to International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March.
Tickets: £9.99 Book & Ticket inc. a copy of It's Not About The Burqa (RRP £9.99) / £5 Standard
Venue: The Auditorium - Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road*.
*Please note that the auditorium at Foyles is fully accessible from the lifts located on the Ground Floor.
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