The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write
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Published By Saqi Books
ISBN : 9780863561467
Category : Black Struggle
Format : Paperback
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'An important, and timely, victory for British Muslim women in the war against all women being heard.' --Eimear McBride

'These are the voices we all need to hear right now. Bursting with insight, humour and searing honesty. Essential reading.'Riz Ahmed

'A lively, varied anthology…Strong, impassioned voices speak out from the pages.' --The Guardian

'The first story I read moved me to tears, the poems made me up my game and the essays were a much needed education' Hollie McNish, Guardian Best Book of the Year 2017

'This exquisite collection is full of energy, experimentation, honesty, beauty, fury, heartbreak and laughs. These stories represent a Britain I recognise, defiantly multicultural.' Nikesh Shukla

'Outstanding collection...The scope of the book is vast: in setting, style and experience. The facts, alternative perspectives, harsh realities and the breadth of geography within the collection doesn't just expose the extreme limitation of the depiction of British Muslims, it depicts and voices their multicultural, multifaceted identity.' The List

'A beautiful and haunting collection.'For Book's Sake

'More neccessary than ever...Exploring love, politics, violence, home, history, family, war, occupation, patriarchy, Brexit - this rich collection paints a vivid and complex picture of the lives, concerns, creativity and realities of Muslim women living in the UK today. The book is indeed important, and timely.' openDemocracy

'There is a strong sense of empowerment within these pages, empowerment of womanhood and individual identity...This anthology is strikingly relevant today. Not only that, it is one that is sorely needed...I recommend this book most highly.'The Book Bag, 5* Review

'The Things I Would Tell You is fiercely independent. It hasn't kowtowed to expectation; allowing Muslim women the space to tell their own stories in whichever way they wish. Like many Muslim women I know, it resolutely stands on its own two feet.' The Asian Writer

'At times sensual, humorous, piercing and heartbreaking, The Things I Would Tell You is an absorbing read. It is also important, and never more relevant than now.' --The Skinny, 4* Review

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. She was awarded the 2014 Fringe First Award for her play Chef and her play Clean transferred to New York in 2014. Her poetry has been performed and produced for TV, radio and film, including in the recent Railway Nation: A Journey in Verse on BBC2. Mahfouz has an essay in the award-winning The Good Immigrant and has published eight works of drama with Bloomsbury. She lives in London.

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