Things I Would Tell You, The: British Muslim Women Write

Sabrina Mahfouz

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Saqi Books

Published: 20th Mar '17

£12.99

Unique anthology celebrating British women writers from a Muslim heritage. Writers include literary heavyweights such as Adhaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, as well as young emerging artists leading the way on the UK’s spoken word scene. Extensive PR campaign planned for publication.

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Description

Selected as Emma Watson’s Jan/Feb 2019 pick for her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf Shortlisted for London’s Big Read A Guardian Best Book of the Year Longlisted for The People’s Book Prize From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the ‘Muslim Woman’. 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.

Additional information

Dimensions 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 320