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Book Launch: It's Not About the Burqa

  • Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT (map)

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

Thursday 21st February 2019 6:30pm - 8pm

107 Charing Cross Road

In 2016 Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalisation of Muslim men to the “general submissiveness” of Muslim women—but Mariam was pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself this way.

Here are the voices you won’t see represented in the national news headlines: Muslim women speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country.

What does it mean to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According the media, it’s all about the burqa. To launch this exceptional collection, Mariam will be joined by contributors for readings and a panel to discuss what it's really about.

Tickets: £18 including a copy if It’s Not About the Burqa (RRP £14.99) / £8 standard / £5 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Student or Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road

Earlier Event: May 31
Literary Death Match