It’s Not About the Burqa – Mariam Khan and Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi In Conversation with Kaltum Rivers

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Thu, 15 October 6:00pm

Taking one of the most politicised words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia It’s Not About the Burqa presents voices unrepresented in the national news.  Muslim women speak frankly about the hijab, wavering faith, love, feminism, queer identity and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. Mariam Khan, editor of this landmark anthology and contributor Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi discuss what it means to be a Muslim woman in the West.

It’s about pushing past the stereotype placed on Muslim women and hearing the individuals themselves; it’s required readingStylist

Kaltum Rivers is a Councillor for Sheffield City Council and studying for a PhD at the University of Sheffield

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