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The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

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The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

'The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write' dispels the narrow, clichéd notion of what a Muslim woman looks and sounds like. Here, British-Egyptian poet, playwright and screenwriter Sabrina Mahfouz selects the work of over 20 women writers of Muslim heritage, from established heavyweights such as Ahdaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, to young emerging artists including Asma Elbadawi, Amina Jama and Nafeesa Hamid. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From Algiers to Brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be.
Join Sabrina and other contributors published in the book to discuss issues facing British Muslim Women in the UK today and for some spellbinding performances of their work.

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