The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write
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About the Author
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.
Contributors include: Kamila Shamsie, Ahdaf Soueif, Fadia Faqir, Leila Aboulela, Hanan al-Shaykh, Selma Dabbagh, Chiméne Suleyman, Nafeesa Hamid, Imtiaz Dharker, Shazea Quraishi, Aisha Mirza, Azra Tabassum, Triska Hamid, Asma Elbadawi, Shaista Aziz, Azra Tabassum, Aliyah Hasinah Holder, Hibaq Osman, Muneera Williams, Shireen Mula.
'Bursting with insight, humour and searing honesty. Essential reading' Riz Ahmed
'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
'A lively, varied anthology ... Strong, impassioned voices speak out from the pages.' The Guardian
'Like The Good Immigrant, it gives a platform to people who don't find it easy to get published, showcasing the variety of work these women produce' Stylist Magazine 'Best Books of April'
'Paints a vivid and complex picture of the lives, concerns, creativity and realities of Muslim women living in the UK today ... important, and timely.' openDemocracy
'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
'A beautiful and haunting collection ... provides a vital but fleeting glimpse into the lives of the unheard.' For Book's Sake, 4* review
'Outstanding collection...The scope of the book is vast, depicting and voicing British Muslims' multifaceted identity.' The List, 4* review
'Earnest, warm, fiery' The National
'This exquisite collection is full of energy, experimentation, honesty, beauty, fury, heartbreak and laughs ... Defiantly multicultural' Nikesh Shukla
'Important and timely' Eimear McBride