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.
A teacher is still haunted by what he did in Iraq. A macabre ritual traumatizes a high school student. Still haunted by Iraq, Tim Ross finds solace teaching high school in Wyoming. His quiet is shattered by a freshman who reveals a macabre initiation held at the gun range by the football team. When Tim asks about the strange ritual involving an old crime and phantom sightings of a murdered girl, the frightened teen´s only response is, ´´Do you believe in ghosts?´´ ´´He hit her in the chest with the rifle´s muzzle once more as she screamed and thrust what had been her baby at him.´´ Tim does his best to write off the strange incident until that same student leads him to the remains of a girl the entire county had been looking for. Still trying to believe there is a logical explanation; Tim scours the dark forests and lonely homesteads of The Uinta Mountains to find the killer who has stalked their community for decades. Closing in on his target, Tim´s suspect strikes back forcing him to confront the horror of what he did to an Iraqi civilian or lose the only chance he has at overcoming his past and saving the life of the strange boy who has helped him realize there is life after death and hope after war. ´´What if you could take back the worst day of your life?´´
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When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalisation 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 politicised 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: 18 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. 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.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.This audiobook is read by the contributors from the book including: Mariam KhanYassmin Midhat Abdel-MagiedAmna SaleemMalia BouattiaSaima MirSalma El-WardanySalma HaidraniJamilla HekmounRaifa RafiqCoco KhanSufiya AhmedNafisa BakkarMona EltahawyNadine Aisha Jassat Afshan D´souza-Lodhi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mariam Khan, various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001983/bk_macm_001983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Burq Off! is an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a British Pakistani girl trying to find herself in a world of conflicting norms. Nadia was raised as a cultural yo-yo, bouncing between the expectations of her conservative Muslim family and her saucy British school friends. Love, lies, a burqa, and a bikini. Nadia has no idea who she is, but she´ll try anything to find out. Purchase the audiobook, and hear Nadia perform her 21 different characters. Nadia´s very own father reads stage directions. At the end you´ll discover a special Q & A between Nadia and her father in which they discuss, life, love, and his opinions about this very personal show. www.nadiapmanzoor.com 1. Language: English. Narrator: Parvez Manzoor, Nadia Manzoor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076191/bk_acx0_076191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.