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

Thu. 15 October 2020 at 18:00

Free

Mariam Khan

Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi

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 reading” – Stylist

In conversation with Kaltum Rivers, Councillor for Sheffield City Council and PhD student at the University of Sheffield.

Free online event

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