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It’s Not About the Burqa

Manchester Literature Festival presents

Raifa Rafiq, Salma El-Wardany, Yassmin Midhat Abdel-Magied & Afshan D’souza Lodhi

In 2016, former Prime Minster, David Cameron, said he considered Muslim women to be traditionally submissive. Frustrated by constantly being told what Muslim women were like, It’s Not About the Burqa anthology editor Mariam Khan wanted Muslim women to voice their own narratives and identities. Salma El-Wardany asks, ‘where’s the conversation about sex and women’s pleasure in Muslim communities?’, Yassmin Midhat Abdel-Magied recounts her epiphany on realising that being a woman in engineering could be a good thing and Afshan D’souza-Lodhi claims her identity as a queer Muslim woman. Join them as they discuss these issues, showing It’s Not About the Burqa. Hosted by Raifa Rafiq, co-host of the Mostly Lit podcast.

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