Ramadhan Book Club: Our Stories, Our Lives

Our Stories, Our Lives is an anthology of a diverse group of women in Bradford, England, offering a glimpse into their lives and their issues with reconciling their Muslim identities with being British. With the media's daily onslaught on the image of Muslims and assumptions about so-called conflicting alliances (Islam and the West), a "proud British Muslim" would sound like an oxymoron to many. But it isn't, and talking to many Muslims in Britain will tell you just that. The book--edited by … [Read more...]

Smell of Success: a Review of Skunk Girl

Skunk Girl is Sheba Karim's first novel. It is told from the point of view of 16-year-old Nina Khan, self-described as "a Pakistani Muslim girl" and from a small white town in upstate New York. Although published in 2009, the story is set in approximately 1993. In a fast-paced, entertaining read, Nina narrates her life and drama as the only Pakistani and Muslim girl in her high school. She deals with worries about school and boys, as well body hair and strict parents. Karim keeps a … [Read more...]


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