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It's Not About the Burqa - Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race (Hardcover) Loot Price: R270
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It's Not About the Burqa - Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race (Hardcover): Mariam Khan

It's Not About the Burqa - Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race (Hardcover)

Mariam Khan

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When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? 'Engrossing . . . fascinating . . . courageous' Observer In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the `traditional submissiveness' of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn't know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female? Years later the state of the national discourse has deteriorated even further, and Muslim women's voices are still pushed to the fringes - the figures leading the discussion are white and male. Taking one of the most politicized and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It's Not About the Burqa is poised to change all that. Here are voices you won't see represented in the national news headlines: seventeen Muslim women speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. With a mix of British and international women writers, from activist Mona Eltahawy's definition of a revolution to journalist and broadcaster Saima Mir telling the story of her experience of arranged marriage, from author Sufiya Ahmed on her Islamic feminist icon to playwright Afshan D'souza-Lodhi's moving piece about her relationship with her hijab, these essays are funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, and each of them is a passionate declaration calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia. What does it mean, exactly, to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According to the media, it's all about the burqa. Here's what it's really about.

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Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Mariam Khan
Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-8640-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Islamic studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
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LSN: 1-5098-8640-0
Barcode: 9781509886401

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