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

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Picador USA
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5.1 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Mariam Khan is a British writer and activist.


"Engrossing. . . . The writers cover a panoply of subjects, including immigration, mental health, terrorism, divorce and feminism, as well as veils. . . . This is a vital book for non-Muslims and those seeking to understand Muslim feminism in the West. . . . While these essays take a courageous and panoramic view of Muslims and Islamic attire, most of the writers agree that acceptance is best achieved by promoting diversity. This may provide a lesson to politicians and opinion writers." --Guardian
"Provides a collection of diverse experiences and opinions, a refreshing change from the staid representation in the mainstream media of the Muslim community as a monolith. . . . In a world where controversial leaders are at the helm in many countries and minorities are under attack, this is an essential and engaging read." --The Hindu
"A valuable book, fulfilling its aim of giving Muslim women a space of their own." --The New Arab
"These testimonies and tales from behind the burqa will challenge many prevailing notions of Muslim women." --Sydney Morning Herald
"This bold and authentic collection powerfully counters the stereotypes by which Muslim women in the West are judged." -- Publishers Weekly Online