The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

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ISBN-13: 9780863561467
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 101,098
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Under the Cypress Tree Fadia Faqir 15

Home, to a Man and other poems Amina Jama 30

Cutting Someone's Heart Out with a Spoon Chimene Suleyrnan 37

Us 44

Sentence and other poems Aliyah Hasinah Holder 48

The Girl Next Door Kamila Shamsie 55

The Right Word and other poems Imtiaz Dharker 74

Islamic Under Triska Hamid 81

This Body Is Woman Nafeesa Hamid 85

Mezzaterra Ahdat Soueif 96

Uomini Cadranno Seema Begum 110

The Insider Leila Aboulela 113

Fallujah, Basrah and other poems Shazea Quraishi 150

Blood and Broken Bodies Shaista Aziz 157

Stand By Me Miss L 162

Staying Alive Through Brexit: Racism, Mental Health and Emotional Labour Aisha Mirza 166

The Things I Would Tell You and other poems Hibaq Osman 171

Brown Girl and other poems Azra Tabassum 181

Take Me There Selma Dabbagh 187

Last Assignment to Jenin 192

Belongings and other poems Asma Elbadawi 201

My Other Half Samira Shackle 205

Battleface Sabrina Mahfouz 214

An Eye That Sees Hanan al-Shaykh 234

Biographies 243

Credits 251

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