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It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race

It's Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race

It's Not About the Burqa is an anthology of essays by Muslim women about the contemporary Muslim female experience.

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ISBN 9781509886401
Barcode 9781509886401
Published 26 February 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Khan, Mariam
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ISBN-13 9781509886401
ISBN-10 1509886400
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 26 February 2019
International Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Khan, Mariam
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Islam
Religious Life & Practice
Women's Studies
Islamic studies
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 224mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 390g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Muslim women - Social conditions, Muslim women - Social conditions - Western countries
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 305.48697
Catalogue Code 969101

Description of this Book

When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? It's Not About the Burqa started life when Mariam Khan read about the conversation in which David Cameron 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 demonstrably neither Muslim nor female? Taking one of the most politicized and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It's Not About the Burqa has something to say: twenty Muslim women speaking up for themselves. Here are essays about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about queer identity, about sex, about the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country, and about how Islam and feminism go hand in hand. Funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, each of these essays is a passionate declaration, and each essay is calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia. It's Not About the Burqa doesn't claim to speak for a faith or a group of people, because it's time the world realized that Muslim women are not a monolith. It's time the world listened to them.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An incredibly important collection of essays that explores the pressures of being a Muslim woman today. These essays are passionate, angry, self-effacing, nuanced and utterly compelling in every single way -- Nikesh Shukla
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mariam Khan is an intersectional feminist, diversity-in-books pusher and freelance writer. She is the editor of It's Not About the Burqa, an anthology of essays by Muslim women.

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